Mud Barge: Cape Support 1

The Cape Support 1 as mud barge is designed to support the drilling mud requirements of offshore rigs/semi submersibles and  is developed as a cost savings solution for offshore drilling operations in remote areas. The vessel shall have the capability to provide mud storage and mixing support to multiple rigs operating in an isolated offshore environment.

Our specialized vessel has ample liquid storage capacity to store both mud and other drilling fluids according to the user’s requirement. The integral hulls are below deck, allowing the free deck space to accommodate a large accommodation unit, liquid mud plant, bulk/hopper tanks, container facilities, and equipment/tubular storage, etc.

In addition to the vessel particulars provided in the Cape Support 1 web page, our vessel provides features and capabilities for the treatment of drilling mud.

Explore Cape Support 1 as a Mud Barge:
1) Features & Capabilities
2) Proposed Features


Features & Capabilities


Existing features:


 Integral tanks for storing up to 29,000+ bbl of mud with up to 2.5 s.g. (Should there be a smaller requirement for mud, these tanks are capable of storing other liquids as well).

 Integral tanks for storing up to 51,000+ bbl of other liquids

 Tunnel system running alongside tanks with flanges below deck for pipes to be fitted without further tank penetration

 Ample Space on deck for mud, bulk & cement plant, storage facilities, crane, containerized facilities, etc.

Cape Support 1 – Mud Barge
Cape Support 1 – Tank Capacities


Mud Storage
Cape Support 1 original layout, illustrating mud tanks (red) and other tanks (purple)



Can accommodate additional/optional features including:


 In-field Accommodation of up to 120 POB

 In-field Liquid Mud Plant

 In-field Bulk & Cement Plant

 In-field Drilling Equipment & Tubulars Warehouse


 Cuttings treatment, storage, and discharge

Mud Barge
Cape Support 1 layout, illustrating additional features on the barge


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Proposed Features


An In-field accommodation for as many as 120 personnel can be provided to SOLAS and ABS specifications. Catering facilities, recreation facilities, air conditioning plant, potable water, water makers, sewage treatment, liferafts, etc. are subject to change upon the maximum accommodation.


 Download the General Arrangement Drawing of Cape Support 1 as a mud barge: GA CS1 Mud Barge (35 MEN) (928 KB, PDF)

 Download the General Arrangement Drawing of Cape Support 1 as a mud barge: GA CS1 Mud Barge (120 MEN) (1 MB, PDF)


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