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In which year was the first DP2 drillship introduced? What is the "minimum" design water depth a DP2 rig can operate into?

asked Nov 27, 2016 in Drilling by Ameya_Jos (270 points)

I tried to search for an answer to above question on google but not getting the exact answer. Could any expert advise on the above question?

Also, if possible could you please provide a source of information for the answer if such source is available in public domain.

Thanks in advance for the answer.



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answered Nov 30, 2016 by Normandy (21,040 points) | selected Feb 21, 2017 by odadmin
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I'm not sure the exact year when DP2 was first introduced, but I believe the industry started to play with it in the 60s and in full use in the 80s.

The 90s saw the introduction of DP3 and DP2 eventually got pushed out in the North Sea by many major players.

Regarding water depth, a DP2 requires a draft of about 30 foot so I think it has to be 40 foot minimum water depth for a DP2 to be moving about.

Hope that sheds some lights. Anyone else has additional information we can learn from?