The Hercules is a sixth generation deepwater and harsh environment semi-submersible.
It is a state-of-the-art tall derrick, dynamic-positioned unit of GVA 7500 design and is equipped with a full conventional mooring spread for operations in water depths of 100 to 500 metres.
The 5,200 mt loading capacity in all operating conditions ensures efficiency, with a reduced need for supply vessels. Successful operations can be performed in Barents Sea during wintertime, and the unit is prepared for winterisation Class notation for improved working conditions in an arctic environment.
The rig has a state-of-the-art, highly efficient drilling system, which includes a high spec Aker MH derrick with capability of offline DP stand- and casing building activities.
The rig is capable for worldwide operation and is especially suitable for exploration and development drilling in harsh environments.
|Client||Exxon Mobil from Q2 2023|
|Construction yard||DSME, South Korea|
|Water depth capacity||3000|
|Drilling depth capacity||10670|
|Operating displacement||55,133 mt|
|Variable deck load||5200|
|Thrusters||8 ea. Rolls Royce, 3500 kW|
|Derrick||Single tall + offline|
|Compensator||Top mounted compensator including active heave comp|
|Mud pumps||4 ea. Wirth TPK 1640 kW|
|BOP||Cameron TL 5 ram MUX, 15k|
|Deck cranes||2 x Liebherr Bos 4200-80|