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Eirik Raude

5th Generation Deep Water Semisubmersible Drilling Rig, BINGO 9000 Design

The Eirik Raude was completed in 2002. The hull was constructed at Dalian New Shipyard China and outfitted at Friede Goldman Offshore USA and in Canada by Irving Shipyard Halifax.

The rig is currently equipped for drilling operations in water depths from 500 meters (1640 feet) to 2500 meters (8200 feet).  

Eirik Raude has operated successfully in harsh environment and benign areas. 

The rig is a harsh environment design and has superior motion characteristics.

The rig is Dynamic Positioned, DP Class 3

Name of Unit Eirik Raude
Type of unit DP Semisubmersible, Trosvik BINGO 9000 design, 6 columns
Year Completed: 2002
Builder: Friede Goldman Offshore USA and Halifax shipyard Canada
Classification: DnV + 1A1Column Stabilised DrillingUnit, ,HELDK-SH,
Length: 119.38m (391.68ft) overall
Width: 85.50m (278.88ft) overall
Accommodation capacity: 120 for North Sea areas, 140 other areas
Helicopter deck: D= 22.8m, 15mt
Life Saving: 4ea life boats Norsafe
Escape Shute System (Selantic) with 8 x life rafts Escape Shute System (Selantic) with 8 x life rafts
Variable Deck Load: Operation 5,900mt
Survival 5,900mt
Transit 5,000mt
Liquid mud: 10,420bbl (1,657m3)
Bulk mud: 4 x 87.6m3, tot 350m3 (4 x 3,094cu/ft, tot 12,300cu/ft)
Bulk Cement: 4 x 87.6m3, tot 350m3 (4 x 3,094cu/ft, tot 12,300cu/ft)
Drill Water: 12,300bbl (1,959m3)
Base Oil: 2,554bbl (406m3)
Brine: 4,277bbl (680m3)
Pot Water: 6,982bbl (1,110m3)
Fuel Oil: 29,130bbl (4,631m3)
Main Power: 6 x Wartsila 18V32 diesel engines, rated 7,500kW each, (10,200hp), total 61,200hp
6 x ABB ASG 900 XUB generators, rated 7,300kW each, total 43,800 kW
Propulsion: 6 x Rolls Royce UCC7001 azimuth thrusters
DP System: DP Class 3 Kongsberg
Water Depth (design) 10,000ft (3000m)
Water Depth (outfitted) 7,500ft (2,286m) Riser
Transit Speed 6 knots self propelled
Derrick: Hydralift 170ft x 40ft x 40ft; 907mt (2,000,000 lbs)
Motion Compensators: Hydralift, Crown mounted with active heave compensation.
Static 907mt, compensating 454mt, 25ft stroke
Drawworks: ContinentalEmsco Electrohoist IV; 4,000hp, gear driven, regenerated braking
Top Drive: Hydralift HPS 1000 2E AC
Rotary Table: VarcoBJ RSTT 60 ½”
Pipe Handling: Hydralift Hydraracker pipe handler
NOV HydraTong Iron Roughneck NOV HydraTong Iron Roughneck
Fwd and aft catwalk machines
Deck Cranes: 2ea Hydralift WOMCVC 75mt lattice
Pipe-handling knuckle-boom crane
Riser gantry crane
Mud system: 3ea ContinentalEmsco FC2200, 2200hp, 7500psi
5ea VSM 300 shale shakers
NOV automatic mud mixing system with sack cutting system
CEMENT UNIT Free placement cement unit.
Riser tensioners 8EA dual (16EA) Hydralift, 200,000 lbs each, total 3,200,000 lbs
Marine Riser Joints Vetco MR10. With 4 ½” ID K/C lines, 4” ID booster line and 2ea conduit lines
BOP Cameron 4 ram 18 3/4" BOP. 15,000psi
Wellhead Connector Vetco Super HD H4 DWD type
Annulars 2 ea Cameron 10,000psi
BOP Control System Cameron Multiplex BOP control system, with deadman system.
In addition the BOP is equipped with acoustic back-up system and ROV intervention
Diverter Vetco KFDS 21 ½” 500psi
Choke manifold Cameron, 2ea remote chokes and 1ea manual chokes
Mud Gas Separator (poor-boy) SWACO SMG, ventline 10”, liquid seal 18ft

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