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Drillship Discoverer 511 in the Gulf of Suez
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No: 3116   Contributor:   Year: 2017
Drillship Discoverer 511 in the Gulf of Suez

Discoverer 511 circa 1978 owned by The Offshore Company of Houston. A converted bulk carrier using eight anchors in a patented turret mooring system. Liberian flag.
Picture added on 10 April 2017 at 11:00
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I worked as a Mud Logger on this Drillship when it was here in Trinidad and Tobago drilling for Amoco Trinidad Oil Co somewhere in the late 1970's or early 1980's. It was state-of-the-art at the time. On night, when I was on another rig in the area, I could hear on the Marine Radio that they took a serious kick between the 30" Conductor and 20" Casing and had to cut the stern anchor lines and pull with the bow anchor lines to get it off location because it was starting to sink because of the amount of gas in the water. Fortunately the well bridged itself over before catastrophe could occur.

Added by Mark Mackie on 21 December 2017.
i was work in this drillship in 1997-1999 in gulf of mexico, carmen city, campeche

Added by Julio Cesar Aguilar on 02 March 2018.
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