Hercules

Contract
Option
Continued optionality under frame agreement
2023
2024
2025
2026

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.

Year delivered2008
ClientExxon Mobil from Q2 2023
LocationNorway
FlagNorway
TypeSemi submersible
DesignGVA 7500
Construction yardDSME, South Korea
Class societyDNV
Water depth capacity3000
Drilling depth capacity10670
Operating displacement55,133 mt
Variable deck load5200
Accomodation180
Thrusters8 ea. Rolls Royce, 3500 kW
Mooring lines8
DerrickSingle tall + offline
CompensatorTop mounted compensator including active heave comp
Mud pumps4 ea. Wirth TPK 1640 kW
BOPCameron TL 5 ram MUX, 15k
Deck cranes2 x Liebherr Bos 4200-80
Energy storage