Keppel FELS Limited has delivered a KFELS B Class design jackup drilling rig to Seadrill Management AS (Seadrill), within budget and ahead of time.
This rig was named West Prospero by Lady Sponsor Jocelyn Pedregosa Shearer, wife of Ian Shearer, Senior Vice President for Jackup Units of Seadrill on June 30, 2007. Liam Mallon, Chairman and Lead Country Manager of ExxonMobil Malaysia, graced the ceremony as Guest-of-Honor.
West Prospero is the second KFELS B Class rig that Keppel FELS has delivered to Seadrill. The first rig, West Ceres (ex-Seadrill 3), was delivered to Seadrill in April 2006. Keppel FELS is building two more KFELS B Class jackup rigs for Seadrill. Construction of the other two rigs is progressing according to schedule. They are due for delivery later this year and mid-2008 respectively.