Crossing the deep blue sea for drillings on the sea ground: Thanks to drill ships, water depths of thousands of meters can easily be handled. On the Pacific Scirocco, a semi-hermetic GEA HG7 compressor creates a perfect climate for the 200 men-strong crew.

GEA compressor used on the drill ship Pacific Scirocco

Drill ships are maritime vessels that are mostly used for exploratory offshore drillings of new oil or gas wells in deep water and for scientific drillings.

The ships serve as mobile drilling stations and enable drillings on positions on which normal offshore platforms cannot be fixed.

Drillings on the seven seas require highest concentration! Consequently, nothing is left to chance on board of the Pacific Scirocco, the 228 meter (748 feet) long and 42 meter (137 feet) wide drillship of the company Pacific Drilling S.A.  

On board of this vessel, a semi-hermetic GEA HG7 compressor creates a perfect climate for the 200 men-strong crew. Thus, optimal air conditioning of the working and common rooms is ensured.  

The drillship can be operated in water depths of almost 3700 meters (12,000 feet) and a drilling depth of up to 12,000 meters (40,000 feet) is possible.

Built in the year 2011, the ship is sailing under the Liberian flag and has a maximum transit speed of 11.5 knots.

Currently, the rig is operating in Nigeria. Due to the very hot climate there, the air conditioning is a real plus there.

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