Video: 360-degree Flyaround of Ocean Blackhawk Drillship

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Ultra-deepwater Rigs: Ocean BlackHawk, Ocean BlackHornet, Ocean BlackRhino, Ocean BlackLion

Listening to our customers, we decided to construct four ultra-deepwater drillships to further service their needs as well as diversify our asset base. We began by ordering our first newbuild drillship in Q1 2011 and by January 2012 had four drillships on order. In 2013, Diamond will commence operations in the US Gulf of Mexico for Anadarko utilizing the Ocean BlackHawk and Ocean BlackHornet.  In 2014, Diamond will take delivery of the Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackLion both of which are available for contract.  These four identical ultra-deepwater drillships from Hyundai Heavy Industries are fleet changers for Diamond and the latest state of the art equipment in the industry.

Highlights: Dynamic-positioning, dual-activity capability, maximum hook-load capacity of 1,250 tons, two seven-ram blowout preventers, water depth capabilities up to 12,000 feet, and drilling depth capabilities up to 40,000 feet.  See Spec Sheet for further details: Ocean BlackHawk, Ocean BlackHornet, Ocean BlackRhino, Ocean BlackLion.