The Drillship Holding the World Record for Deep Drilling
Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 is a sixth generation drillship that made history in 2011, a year after she was built, by setting a new world record for the highest water depth. Positioned in the Indian Ocean, she was drilling for India-based Reliance Industries at a record depth of 10,194 feet.
She was built by Samsung at the Geoje shipbuilding yard in South Korea in 2010 and is a Samsung 1000 double hulled drillship using dynamic positioning technology. She can drill holes up to 35,000 deep in water, with her own rated water depth as high as 12,000 feet. She is owned by Transocean and is one of the only 24 ultra-deepwater drilling ships the contractor has. She is under a five year contract with Reliance.