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Leiv Eiriksson

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

The Leiv Eiriksson was completed in 2001. The hull was constructed at Dalian New Shipyard China, and outfitted at Friede Goldman Offshore USA.

The rig is currently equipped for drilling operations in water depths from 70 meters (223 feet) to 2285 meters (7 500 feet).  

Leiv Eiriksson has operated successfully in harsh environment and benign areas. 

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

The rig can be operated Dynamic Positioned DP Class 3 or Anchored  

Name of Unit Leiv Eiriksson
Type of unit DP & Anchored Semisubmersible, Trosvik BINGO 9000 design, 6 columns
Year Completed: 2001
Builder: Friede Goldman Offshore, USA
Classification: 1A1 Column-stabilised Drilling Unit, Crane DRILL DYNPOS(AUTRO) F(A,M) HELDK(S, H) POSMOOR(ATA) UKVS Winterized (Basic, -20C)
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
Variable Deck Load: Operation 6,700mt
Survival 6,700mt
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
Mooring: Anchor windlasses, 8ea Rolls Royce 2B0 84mm R5, 430t stalling force
Anchor chains, 8 x 2000m 84mm R5
Anchors, 8ea Stevpris Mk6 15mt
Water Depth (design) 7,500ft (2,286m)
Water Depth (outfitted) 7,500ft (2,286m)
Transit Speed 6 knots self propelled
Derrick: Hydralift 170ft x 40ft x 40ft; 680mt ( I ,500,000 lbs)
Motion Compensators: Hydralift, Crown mounted with active heave compensation.
Static 680mt, compensating 363mt, 25ft stroke
Drawworks: ContinentalEmsco Electrohoist III; 3,000hp, gear driven, regenerated braking
Top Drive: Hydralift HPS 750 2E AC
Rotary Table: VarcoBJ RSTT 60 ½”
Pipe Handling: Hydralift Hydraracker pipe handler
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 Client third party under a free placement agreement
Riser tensioners 6ea dual (12ea) Hydralift, 200,000 lbs each total 2,400,000 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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