Valaris was created by the combination of two leading offshore drillers with decades of experience and knowledge to create the most capable, effective and highest performing offshore drilling service company in the world. We provide drilling services across all water depths with unmatched scale, geographic presence and customer relationships.

Our diverse rig fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles and modern shallow-water jackups is capable of meeting a wide spectrum of customers’ well program requirements. Our rig fleet is among the most technologically advanced in the industry and our well-trained crews perform at the highest levels in the most challenging offshore environments.

Our customers include many of the largest offshore exploration and production companies including major integrated energy companies, national oil companies and independent operators. With an unwavering focus on safety and dedicated offshore and onshore employees, we provide innovative solutions and aim to deliver excellence to customers in everything that we do.

Drillships

Drillships

Drillship rigs are maritime vessels that have been outfitted with drilling apparatus. Most often used for exploratory drilling of new oil and gas wells in deep water, drillships can also be used as platforms to carry out well maintenance or completion work such as casing and tubing installation or subsea tree installations.

Semisubmersibles

Drillships

Semisubmersible rigs are floating offshore drilling units with pontoons and columns that cause the units to be partially submerged to a predetermined depth when sea water is permitted to enter. Moored semisubmersible rigs are held in a fixed location over the ocean floor using mooring that is similar to having multiple anchors.

Jackup

Jackup

Jackup rigs stand on the ocean floor with their hull and drilling equipment elevated above the water on connected leg supports. Jackup rigs are generally preferred over other rig types in water depths of 400 feet or less, primarily because jackup rigs provide a more stable drilling platform with above water blowout prevention equipment.

Quick facts:

  • 16 drillships
  • 12 semisubmersibles
  • 54 jackups
  • 2 deepwater managed units
  • Operations span six continents
  • Drilling experience in virtually every major offshore basin
  • Major offices in Angola, Brazil, Norway, Scotland, UAE and USA
  • Headquartered in London with corporate office in Houston
  • Rated #1 in total customer satisfaction for nine consecutive years in an independent industry benchmarking
  • Award winning operational and technical excellence
  • Strong relationships with a diverse global customer base