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Ultra Deepwater Drillships


Conoco's new ultra-deepwater drillships, built in partnership with R&B Falcon, are capable of drilling in waters 10,000 feet deep. Designed to be the safest and most technologically advanced drillships in the world, Deepwater Pathfinder and Deepwater Frontier depend on satellite and ocean-bottom positioning systems to remain precisely in position, even in harsh weather. These double-hulled ships have triple redundancy of critical operating and safety systems.

The new technology on both vessels includes a specialized combination of seabed and satellite systems that send signals to onboard computers, controlling six high-powered thrusters. The thrusters counter the forces of currents, wind and waves to keep the vessel exactly on target -- usually averaging less than two meters of her mark -- without an anchor. It is this new technology that earned the ship its DP3 (triple redundant) classification - the highest classification given by the ABS. This means the vessels provide the highest degrees of safety, redundancy and reliability. Drilling operations utilize a cyber station designed by Hitec to complete automated functions which were previously done manually. This automation allows a driller to use a computer and joystick to pick up 90-foot joints of riser with a maximum block weight of 1.5 million pounds, virtually eliminating the human element from operating much of the traditional drilling equipment, reducing the risk of injury while increasing efficiency

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