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    Eirik Raude leaves for sea trials

    News // September 12, 2002
    Ocean Rig ASA has announced that the company's second semi-submersible drilling rig, Eirik Raude, has now left Irving Shipyard in Halifax to commence a four week period of sea trials.The rig will first undergo inclination testing followed by thruster and various system tests. These will be performed in sheltered waters. Eirik Raude will thereafter move offshore for the remainderof the testing program, which will be carried out close to the rig's first drilling location in deep water outside Nova Scotia.

    Ocean Rig says it expects that Eirik Raude will complete the sea trials and start operations under the EnCana drilling contract in October.

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