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[i]The rigs are in the Port of Brownsville, near SpaceX’s Starship development facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
The rigs have been [URL=https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1351331758084661252]renamed Deimos and Phobos[/URL], presumably in homage to the Martian moons.
Public records show that Valaris’ “ultra-deepwater semi-submersible” oil rigs 8500 and 8501 were sold for $3.5 million each. Valaris, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and the world’s largest owner of offshore oil rigs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August as it sought to lighten a heavy debt load.
The pair of rigs was purchased in July 2020 by limited liability corporation Lone Star Mineral Development, according to public records. Lone Star Mineral Development was incorporated in June 2020 and registered in the name of SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen.[/i]
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