Beijing: China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) announced Tuesday that the company has purchased semi-submersible drilling platform “NH8” which has already been delivered to the city of Shenzhen.
The “NH8” platform is able to operate at water depths of 4,600 feet and perform drilling up to a maximum depth of 25,000 feet, with an accommodation capacity for 120 crew members. It is also equipped with a mooring positioning system. Currently undergoing some renovations, the drilling platform can meet a service capability requirement for performing operations at a depth of around 800 m in Chinese waters, and is expected to commence drilling operations by the end of 2012 in Chinese waters. [10/10/12]