We will own and operate a fleet of 8 latest generation ultra-deepwater drillships.

  • Pacific Bora Operating in Nigeria for Chevron
  • Pacific Mistral Operating in Brazil for Petrobras
  • Pacific Scirocco Operating in Nigeria for Total
  • Pacific Santa Ana Operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Chevron
  •  Pacific Khamsin Operating in Nigeria for Chevron
  •  Pacific Sharav Operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Chevron
  •  Pacific Meltem Under Construction
  •  Pacific Zonda Under Construction

Building Our Fleet

In 2008, Pacific Drilling initiated construction of our first four drillships – Pacific Bora, Pacific Scirocco, Pacific Mistral and Pacific Santa Ana. We successfully contracted each of these rigs to international major and national oil companies.

Our fleet of 6 of the newest ultra-deepwater drillships is in service. Two additional drillships are under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries for delivery in 2014 and 2015.

In Fall 2011, we commenced construction of Pacific Khamsin and Pacific Sharav, and in Fall 2012, we commenced construction of Pacific Meltem.  In January 2013, we placed an order for Pacific Zonda.  Like Pacific Santa Ana, each of these rigs are equipped with latest-generation specifications and will be dual-gradient drilling capable.  In June 2012, we contracted Pacific Sharav for five years.  In November 2012, we contracted Pacific Khamsin for two years.


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