Keppel Set to Deliver Semisubmersible to Ensco

press release
Monday, December 12, 2011

Keppel to deliver sixth ultra-deepwater semi to Ensco over the past 42 months.

 

Keppel FELS Limited is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rigs to Ensco (NYSE: ESV) safely, on time and within budget. The rig is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012 with zero lost-time incidents in over five million man-hours worked. Upon completion, ENSCO 8505 is contracted in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy. With Singapore's Minister of State for Transport and Finance, Mrs Josephine Teo, as the guest-of-honour, the rig was named ENSCO 8505 at Keppel FELS today.

 

Mrs Teo said, "In addition to the ability to offer customised solutions, our shipyards have long established a strong reputation for quality and timeliness. Keppel FELS' achievement today has done Singapore proud and bears testament to their capabilities and reputation as a leader in their field." Designed to address some of the most demanding offshore drilling requirements at water depths up to 8,500 feet, ENSCO 8505 features a two million pound quad derrick, offline pipe handling capability, 35,000 feet drilling capacity and 8,000 tonnes of variable deck load. The fifth in the Series, ENSCO 8504, was delivered by Keppel FELS to Ensco in August this year and has commenced drilling for Total in Brunei.

 

Mr Daniel W. Rabun, Ensco's Chairman, President & CEO, said, "Our ENSCO 8500 Series® rigs have proven to be a success wherever they operate including Asia, South America and North America. We are confident ENSCO 8505 will perform well and help us maintain our ranking as number one in customer service in the offshore drilling sector. "Keppel FELS has been a reliable partner achieving an impressive safety record during construction while providing cost-efficient, purpose built vessels on time. This enables us to perform at the highest level for our customers."

 

Ensco currently has four additional rigs under construction at Keppel FELS. This includes ENSCO 8506, the final ultra-deepwater semisubmersible in the Series with delivery expected in 2012, and three KFELS Super A Class jackup rigs with deliveries scheduled in 2013 and 2014. The first jackup to be delivered, ENSCO 120, is already contracted for work in the Central North Sea. The three jackup rigs under construction, ENSCO 120, ENSCO 121 and ENSCO 122 provide increased drilling efficiencies for multi-well platform programs, ultra-deep gas drilling, and ultra-long reach wells of up to 40,000 feet drilling depth.

 

Mr Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine, added, "Ensco has been a long-term customer and we are proud that they have entrusted us with 19 major newbuild projects worth nearly US$4.8 billion in total. ENSCO 8505 is the 15th rig that we will be delivering with our hallmark of quality and timeliness. Being able to deliver six 8500 Series rigs within 42 months with the seventh due next year is testament to the excellent execution and productivity gains we have developed with Ensco. "Our close collaboration includes customising products to fit the market and we are glad that the ultra-premium harsh environment KFELS Super A Class rigs we are building for Ensco have received market acceptance with the recent contracting of ENSCO 120. We are committed to delivering these high-specification rigs to the highest satisfaction of Ensco."

 

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

People & Company News

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

Shipbuilding

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

Bestobell Bags HHI's Valve Order

Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels.

Offshore

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

Technip Samsung JV Wins 2 FLNG Project Contracts

The Browse project covers the realization and installation of three FLNG units to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields in the Browse Basin, 425 kilometers North of Broome,

Fjords Processing Bags Johan Sverdrup Contracts

Fjords Processing, headquartered in Norway (Fornebu), has won three contracts for the deliveries of process systems for the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea.

Energy

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

CNOOC Acquires Asia's 1st LNG Powered Tug

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.

NITC Claims World's Largest Supertanker Fleet

According to the head of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Iran has 42 very large crude carriers or VLCCs, each able to carry 2 million barrels of oil, reports Press TV.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.1719 sec (6 req/sec)