Keppel FELS Deliver Second Hercules Offshore Rig
Developed by Keppel FELS’ R&D arm, Offshore Technology Development (OTD), the KFELS Super A Class is an enhancement of the successful and proven KFELS A Class design.
The Hercules rigs have been customised to meet the requirements of Houston-based Hercules Offshore (HERO), and are capable of operating in water depths of 400 feet and drilling depths of 35,000 feet.
The KFELS Super A Class is equipped with a state-of-the-art pinion overload detection, rack phase difference detection, and brake failure and overload protection devices. In addition to having strong drilling capabilities and cantilever load performance, the KFELS Super A Class has a two million pound hook load drilling system and includes a spacious deck and amenities to accommodate 150 men.
Mr Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director (Offshore), Keppel Offshore & Marine and Managing Director, Keppel FELS said, “We are proud to be able to once again deliver another high quality rig to Hercules Offshore well ahead of time and to their highest satisfaction. This is the Keppel hallmark. Leveraging our expertise and experience, we work closely with our customers to ensure win-win results.”