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 Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

CMA CGM Proceeds with NOL Takeover after China Okay

CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping firm, is to go ahead with its planned acquisition of Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) after receiving regulatory clearance from China,

Singapore Exchange in Talks to buy Baltic Exchange

Baltic Exchange privately owned by 380 shareholders. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is in exclusive talks to buy London's Baltic Exchange, which has been at the

Euroseas Faces Headwinds, Reports Loss

Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes,

Shipbuilding

Kongsberg Tech for Peruvian Arctic Research Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology systems package including two HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for a new

Damen Unveils Multi-role Utility Vessel

Work is due to start shortly on the first of a new class of Damen utility vessel UV2410.   This multi-role platform is the result of extensive consultation with

STX Sells Lorient Shipyard

The shipbuilding group STX France has offloaded its Lorient shipyard to a naval consortium.    The shipyard, which has produced civil and naval vessels, will be purchased by Kership,

Offshore

Kongsberg Tech for Peruvian Arctic Research Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology systems package including two HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for a new

Primeline Turns Against CNOOC

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. announces that it has sent a letter to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and CNOOC China Limited (CCL) (together CNOOC

Olympic Pact with Canyon Offshore

Norwegian offshore shipping company Olympic Shipping has entered into a frame agreement with Canyon Offshore for the joint marketing and subsequent operation of

Energy

Technip Bags Statoil's Umbilical Supply Contract

Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary Technip Umbilicals Ltd.(1) has been awarded a contract by Statoil ASA to supply the umbilical(2) to the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field offshore Norway.

Wood Group Bags Statoil MSA

Wood Group has been awarded an evergreen master services agreement (MSA) by Statoil to support the life cycles of its offshore  and onshore facilities. Work and

ABB Saves 700,000 tons Fuel for Marine Vessels

ABB’s environmental friendly Azipod propulsion system brings greater fuel efficiency to diverse shipping segments ABB today announced the total fuel savings

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority 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: 0.1177 sec (8 req/sec)