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Maersk Discoverer

  • Ultra deepwater semi-submersible
  • Built 2009

The Maersk Discoverer is a DSS-21 columnstabilised dynamically positioned semisubmersible drilling rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000ft.

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Main Specs
ModelDSS21-DPS2 Semi-Submersible
TypeSelf-Propelled A1 Column Stabilized Drilling Unit
Maximum drilling depth32800ft/10000m
Maximum water depth9840ft/3000 m
Minimum water depth1640ft/500 m
Max Hook Load2000k/lbs /907 Tons
BOP18¾” 15,000 psi BOP system
Handling systemDual pipe handling system with off line stand building capabilities
Deck crane1 x 65 t rated Favelle Favco deck crane
Knuckle boom crane1 x 165 t NOV Active Heave Compensated KBC
Pipe handling crane1 x 3.5 t Pipe Handling Knuckle Boom Cranes
Mud pumps4 x Wirth 14-P-2200, 7500psi HP single-acting triplex pumps
Top DriveHPS 1000 rated for 7,500 psi and 2,300 hp

Rig Brochure

For more information, download the Maersk Discoverer rig brochure

Current location


Country: Egypt
Customer: BP
Availability: August 2019

YearCountryJob TypeClient
2009AustraliaExploration, WorkoverWoodside
2013EgyptExploration, Completion, DevelopmentBP

Read about Discoverer's experience

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Discoverer: Shallow Water DP Record–Record-breaking 285m FS-2 well
Maersk Discoverer team completed the Giza Fayoum well five days ahead of schedule, drilling in just 285 metres of water.

Want to know more?

Reach out to our specialised colleagues and hear more

Torbjörn Weywadt Nilsen
Head of Africa & Middle East
Ben Pomford
Head of Drilling Solutions

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