SEMI-SUBMERSIBLES

During the 70's, 80's, and 90's, F&G's world class Pacesetter and Trendsetter designs enjoyed unparalleled success with over 48 of this type of semi-submersibles built.

One of the primary challenges for F&G in accommodating the demand for deeper drilling was the need to increase deck space. This meant increased cost to build and operate potentially making this an unaffordable option for the drilling contractors. However, the F&G engineers came up with the innovative idea of storing the risers vertically in the upper hull.

This major change in deck design was just the beginning of the new advancements F&G made to their new Millennium Class semi-submersible design.

Millennium SA

The Millennium is a 5th generation semi-submersible drilling unit designed by F&G with a configuration that consists of twin-hull pontoons with four (4) corner columns which support the upper deck and provide operating stability.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Metric
Drilling Depth 7,620 m
Heliport Sikorsky S-92
Max. Drilling Variable Deck Load 5,800 m.tons
Max. Transit Variable Deck Load 4,500 m.tons
Max. Survival Variable Deck Load5,800 m.tons
Operating Water Depth 2,400 m
Quarters Capacity 150 man
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Millennium 2400 D

The Millennium 2400 D is an enhanced mid water semi-submersible, specially designed for efficient well construction, field development, completion and well testing, with: offline activities, dual BOP capabilities, accommodations for up to 196 POB, considerable storage and deck spaces allowing flexible operations and concurrent activities. The Vessel can operate either in DP mode up to 2,400 m water depth or with self-contain mooring systems in up to 400 m (1,300 ft) and it can drill 30,000 ft depth well. Integrated Ballast Water Treatment, controlled discharge capabilities with optional cuttings collection systems, Energy storage system, IMO Tier III gensets and dedicated Waste Management System minimize the environmental footprint for operation in sensitive areas.

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONMetric

Operating Water Depth

2,400 m

Drilling Depth

9,144 m

Variable Deck/column Load operational

6,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load survival

6,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load transit

4,000 mt
Pay load operational
13,500 mt
Maximum Hook Load 907 mt

Quarters Capacity

 196 person
Endurance about 45 days

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ExD

The F&G ExD design is an ideal rig for operations in worldwide moderate environments: South & Southeast China Sea, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil, for instance. The ExD operates in water depths up to 3,050 meters. To date, nine ExD semi-submersible drilling units have been constructed and delivered with five more in fabrication.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Metric
Quarters Capacity 180 man
Operating Water Depth 3,050 m
Max. Transit Variable Deck Load 4,500 m.tons
Max. Drilling Variable Deck Load 9,000 m.tons
Heliport Sikorsky S-92
Drilling Depth 11,430 m
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ExD-H

The ExD-H is capable of drilling as a DP3 drilling vessel in water depths up to 3,000m with drilling depths down to 10,500m. The unit is primarily designed and outfitted for winterized operations in harsh sea environments such as those found in the waters of the Northern North Sea, East Canada, Alaska, Barents and Bering Sea, but is also suitable for operation in all moderate regions including the Gulf of Mexico, South China Sea and Brazil.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Metric
Drilling Depth 12,192 m
Max. Drilling Variable Deck Load 7,000 m.tons
Max. Survival Variable Deck Load 7,000 m.tons
Max. Transit Variable Deck Load 5,000 m.tons
Operating Water Depth 3,000 m
Quarters Capacity 178 man
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ExD-H6C

The ExD-H6C is capable of drilling as a DP3 drilling vessel in water depths up to 3,000m with drilling depths down to 10,500m. The unit is primarily designed and outfitted for winterized operations in harsh sea environments, such as those found in the waters of the Northern North Sea, East Canada, Alaska, Barents and Bering Sea, but is also suitable for operation in all moderate regions including the Gulf of Mexico, South China Sea and Brazil. In order to minimize downtime, it has improved motions as compared to typical semi-submersible drilling units. It also has increased deck area and payload capabilities.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Metric
Quarters Capacity 200 man
Operating Water Depth 3,000 m
Drilling Depth 12,192 m
Max. Drilling Variable Deck Load 9,000 m.tons
Max. Survival Variable Deck Load 9,000 m.tons
Max. Transit Variable Deck Load 5,500 m.tons
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ExD 1500 M

The ExD 1500 M is an enhanced mid water semi-submersible, specially designed for efficient well construction, field development, completion and well testing, with: offline activities, dual BOP capabilities, large accommodations for up to 200 POB, considerable storage and deck spaces allowing flexible operations and concurrent activities. The Vessel can operate with self-contain mooring systems in up to 1500 m (5,000 ft) and it can drill 30,000 ft depth well. Integrated Ballast Water Treatment, controlled discharge capabilities with optional cuttings collection systems, Energy storage system, IMO Tier III gensets and dedicated Waste Management System minimize the environmental footprint for operation in sensitive areas.

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONMetric

Operating Water Depth

1,500 m

Drilling Depth

9,144 m

Variable Deck/column Load operational

10,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load survival

10,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load transit

4,000 mt
Pay load operational
18,000 mt
Maximum Hook Load 907 mt

Quarters Capacity

 200 person
Endurance about 40 days

 

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ExD 1500 HE

The ExD 1500-HE is an enhanced mid water semi-submersible able to operate in an harsh environment by minus 30º deg. C and specially designed for efficient well construction, field development, completion and well testing, with offline activities, dual BOP capable, large accommodations with 150 single state rooms, considerable storage and deck spaces allowing flexible operations and concurrent activities. The Vessel can operate with self-contain mooring systems in up to 1500 m (5,000 ft.) and it can drill 30,000ft depth well. Integrated Ballast Water Treatment, controlled discharge capabilities with optional cuttings collection systems, Energy storage system, IMO Tier III gensets and dedicated Waste Management System minimize the environmental footprint for operation in sensitive areas.

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONMetric

Operating Water Depth

1,500 m

Drilling Depth

9,144 m

Variable Deck/column Load operational

10,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load survival

10,000 mt

Variable Deck/column Load transit

5,000 mt
Pay load operational
24,000 mt
Maximum Hook Load 907 mt

Quarters Capacity

 192 person max.
Endurance 60 days

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