All About Diamond-Offshore. Diamond Offshore are a well known company with many rigs. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., a leading deepwater drilling contractor, owns and operates one of the largest fleets of offshore drilling units in the world. The company's diverse fleet consists of 32 semisubmersibles, 13 jack-ups and one dynamically positioned drillship.
Their Jackup fleet includes Ocean Champion, Ocean Columbia, Ocean Crusader, Ocean Drake, Ocean Heritage, Ocean King, Ocean Nugget, Ocean Scepter, Ocean Sovereign, Ocean Spartan, Ocean Spur, Ocean Summit, Ocean Titan
The Semisubmersible fleet includes the Ocean Alliance, Ocean Ambassador, Ocean America, Ocean Baroness, Ocean Bounty, Ocean Concord, Ocean Confidence, Ocean Courage, Ocean Endeavor, Ocean Epoch, Ocean General, Ocean Guardian, Ocean Lexington, Ocean Monarch, Ocean New Era, Ocean Nomad, Ocean Patriot, Ocean Princess, Ocean Quest, Ocean Rover, Ocean Saratoga, Ocean Star Ocean Valiant, Ocean Valor, Ocean Vanguard, Ocean Victory, Ocean Voyager, Ocean Whittington, Ocean Winner, Ocean Worker, Ocean Yatzy, Ocean Yorktown
The only drillship in the Diamond Offshore fleet is the Ocean Clipper
Semi-submersible drill rigs are either DP or anchored and the latest DP rigs are rated to drill in water depths of up to 10-12,000 feet. There are many new semi-subs on order to various drilling contractors with Seadrill, Noble, Odfjell Drilling, Larsen, Attwood Oceanics, ENSCO, Maersk Drilling, Sevan Drilling, Saipem and a host of others that are all constructing semi-subs. Diamond urrently have new DP semi subs coming into their fleet, so jobs are there to apply for.
Jackups are essentially a floating drilling platform that floats into its location then jacks itself with very large legs, above the water and these are commonly rated to drill in water depths of up to 400 feet. There are many new jack-ups (nearly 50) on order to various drilling contractors. Contractors with jackups under construction include Maersk, Rowan, Seadrill, Premium Drilling, Noble Drilling, KCA Deutag, Seawolf Oil Services, Scorpion Offshore, Standard Drilling, Vantage Energy, Thule Drilling and several others. All About Diamond-Offshore