One of our readers, Mr. Thashkeer Mawjood, has sent us some photos taken today of Sevan Brasil Ultra Deepwater drilling rig, passing by the Maldives’ capital and the largest city Malé.
The rig, of not so typical, cylindrical design, is on its way to Brazil where it will start work for the South American country’s O&G giant, Petrobras.
Sevan Brasil began its long journey from China in the first week of March, when it was boarded on the Mighty Servant heavy lift vessel, operated by a Dutch heavy lift specialist, Dockwise.
The rig, owned by Sevan Drilling ASA, an international drilling contractor specializing in the ultra deepwater (UDW) segment, has been chartered by Petrobras under a six year contract.
It is expected that the rig, built by China’s COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard, will arrive in Brazil in the first half of April, 2012.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, March 26, 2012; Image: Thashkeer Mawjood