Keppel Earn Bonuses For Early Rig Completions

Press Release
Sunday, February 03, 2013

Keppel FELS complete two rigs early for Transocean and Asia Offshore Drilling, earning a combined US$1.5-milliion bonus.

Over two consecutive days Keppel FELS held naming ceremonies for twin jackup rigs built for Transocean, and another jackup rig built for Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD), which is majority owned and managed by Seadrill Limited.

Transocean named twin Super B Class Bigfoot jackup rigs, Transocean Siam Driller and the yet to be completed Transocean Andaman, at a ceremony in Keppel FELS in the presence of Guest of Honour, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Customised to meet Transocean's requirements, the two rigs are contracted to Chevron for work in offshore Thailand. Transocean Siam Driller was handed to Transocean 22 days ahead of schedule at the end of January 2013, while Transocean Andaman's shipyard construction is expected to be completed in March 2013.

AOD, named its KFELS B Class jackup rig, AOD I. The first of three KFELS B Class jackup rigs that AOD is currently building at Keppel FELS, AOD I has been delivered 29 days ahead of schedule and with a perfect safety record. The rig has been contracted by Saudi Aramco for work in offshore Saudi Arabia.

When completed, the AOD series of KFELS B Class rigs will be able to operate in water depths of 400 feet, drilling depth of 30,000 feet and accommodate 150 people. They will feature 'fit for purpose' off-line pipe handling and stand building, enhanced mud systems as well as improved deck layouts, greater capacities and upgraded safety equipment.

Developed by Keppel's technology arm, Offshore Technology Development, the KFELS B Class jackup is designed to provide maximum uptime with reduced emissions and discharges. It incorporates Keppel's advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion elevating system, and Self-Positioning Fixation System.



 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

MHI: Notice of Absorption-Type Split Agreements

MHI gives Notice Regarding Conclusion of Absorption-type Split Agreements Relating to Transfer of Ship Construction and Hull Block Manufacture Businesses to Two

Fratelli Neri Orders Damen Tug

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri S.p.A, ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, on 21 July 2015.   The vessel will be the first ASD tug

Thai Navy Lobbies for More Submarines

The Royal Thai Navy claims it urgently needs more submarines to compete with other Asian countries.   The assistant commander made the claim aimed at persuading

Offshore

Fratelli Neri Orders Damen Tug

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri S.p.A, ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, on 21 July 2015.   The vessel will be the first ASD tug

NOIA Applauds Senate Passage of OPENS Act

NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the OPENS Act, which will open new

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.   Authorities

Offshore Energy

U.S. Drillers Add Rigs Despite Crude Collapse

U.S. energy firms added 5 oil rigs this week after putting 21 rigs into service last week, the most in over a year, despite a collapse in U.S. crude prices from recent highs in June,

NOIA Applauds Senate Passage of OPENS Act

NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the OPENS Act, which will open new

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.   Authorities

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1397 sec (7 req/sec)