Offshore – Drillship TUNGSTEN EXPLORER at Malta – April 2019

One of the Ultra-Deepwater Drillships operated by the Houston-based offshore driller Vantage Drilling was the 2013 built BHS flag TUNGSTEN EXPLORER with a total length overall of 235 meters and could accommodate up to 200 people. The drillship could drill wells at depths up to 12,000 meters.

During April 2019 she was spotted anchored at Bunkering Area 4, Malta for uplifting bunkers and receiving stores and spares by Port Logistics Operation (POL) supply vessel MOOR.

In November 2020, Vantage Drilling reported a quarterly net loss of $169.3 million which included a non-cash loss on impairment charge of $128.9 million related to longer-term stacked drillship, the TITANIUM EXPLORER .The company was operating a fleet of five modern jackups and three ultra-deepwater drillships. Unfortunately she would never drill again and was sold for scrap.

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Published – Monday 28th June, 2021.