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Keppel AmFELS Delivers Second Scorpion Rig

Lady Sponsor Mrs Brenda Harvey (third from left) is accompanied by (from left) Mr CY Ho, Director of Keppel AmFELS, Mr GS Tan, President of Keppel AmFELS, Mr Michael Harvey, Director of Scorpion, Mr Jon Cole, President and CEO of Scorpion, Mrs Cole, Mr CH Tong, Chairman of Keppel AmFELS, Mr Donny Rials, Project Manager of Scorpion, Mr Oscar Lopez, Project Manager of Keppel AmFELS and Mr Gabe Padilla, Vice-President (Engineering) of Scorpion. Keppel AmFELS Inc., the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered its second jackup drilling rig for Scorpion Offshore (Scorpion) on time and within budget. The delivery of Offshore Defender comes just five months after Keppel AmFELS completed its first jackup rig for Scorpion earlier this year.

Keppel AmFELS Strengthens GOM Presence

In what could be construed as a sign that good times are indeed ahead for the Gulf of Mexico offshore business, Amfels Inc. was recently renamed Keppel AmFELS, Inc. leveraging the Keppel and FELS brand names in its vision to further strengthen its presence in the Gulf of Mexico. The renaming ceremony took place on November 15, 2004, at the Keppel yard in Brownsville, Texas. Guest-of-Honour, Honourable Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz of the 27th Congressional District Texas was present to unveil the new corporate identity for AMFELS. “The FELS name embodies a proud heritage of our CAN DO!

Fourth Rig Delivered to Perforadora Central

Coatzacoalcos is the fourth of five jackup rigs Keppel AmFELS is building for Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. (Perforadora Central) on time, within budget and with zero loss time incidents. The rig was christened today at Keppel AmFELS’ yard in Brownsville, Texas by Lady Sponsor, Monica Funtanet de Alvarez-Morphy, the wife of Javier Alvarez Morphy Camou Sr, Director of Perforadora Central.

Scorpion Offshore Orders Two Rigs

Scorpion Drilling Ltd (Scorpion) has exercised its option to order two additional LeTourneau Super 116 jackups to be built at Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas. The contract price for the two rigs, excluding Owner Furnished Equipment, is approximately $180 million. The new units represent the third and fourth jackup rigs in Scorpion’s fleet. The first two rigs, which were secured in July 2005, are currently being constructed by Keppel AmFELS. All four units are ultra-premium class jackups suited for both international operations as well as deep gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Scorpion also holds one option for Keppel AmFELS to build another comparable rig. This option will expire at end November 2005.

Keppel AmFELS to Deliver Scorpion Jackup

Keppel AmFELS Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on course to a timely delivery of Scorpion Offshore Ltd.’s first jackup drilling rig at the end of May 2007. The ultra premium drilling rig, Offshore Courageous, is the first of five jackups that Keppel AmFELS is constructing for Scorpion Offshore. The other four rigs are Offshore Defender, Offshore Resolute, Offshore Vigilant and Offshore Intrepid. Mr Ho Cheok Yuen, President and CEO of Keppel AmFELS, said, “Keppel AmFELS and Scorpion Offshore share a win-win partnership. The close collaboration and open communication between the teams are key factors that contributed to the success of the project. “As with many shipyards worldwide, Keppel AmFELS is faced with high level of activities.

AMFELS Wins $48.4M Repair Contracts

AMFELS, the US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has clinched four contracts valued at S$80 million from repeat customers. Three contracts are for the repair of jackups, ENSCO 86, ENSCO 89 and ENSCO 99, for a subsidiary of ENSCO International Incorporated (ENSCO). The first of the three jackup rigs, ENSCO 99 is expected to arrive at AMFELS in mid-November 2004 and she will also undergo life extension and refurbishment works. The fourth contract is for the refurbishment of Ocean Warwick, a jackup for Diamond Offshore, which had suffered leg damages during the Hurricane Ivan. ENSCO 86, ENSCO 89, ENSCO 99 and Ocean Warwick are jackup rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Third Rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Papaloapan, to Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) on time, within budget and with a perfect safety record. The rig was christened at Keppel AmFELS’ yard in Brownsville, Texas by Lady Sponsor, Mrs. Gabriela Jiménez de Alvarez Morphy, wife of Mr. Luis Alvarez Morphy Camou, Director of Perforadora Central. Papaloapan is the the third jackup rig built by Keppel AmFELS for Perforadora Central and is based on the LeTourneau Super 116E design.

Keppel To Build New Jackup Worth US$195 Million For Mexico

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Mexico's Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup rig valued at about US$195 million. Slated for delivery in 1Q 2013, this latest high specification unit will be based on the LeTourneau Super 116E design. Unlike the existing LeTourneau Super 116Es, this will be the first Super 116E newbuild to be further enhanced to provide for an additional 1,500 kips of elevated load. It will have leg lengths of 511 ft and the capability to drill wells up to 30,000 ft at a water depth of 375 ft. Mexico is the world's sixth largest producer of oil and has the seventh largest natural gas reserve in the western hemisphere.

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Rowan Rig Ahead of Schedule

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jack-up rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) with a perfect safety record, four months ahead of schedule and within budget. The jack-up rig was christened Rowan EXL-IV yesterday by Ms. Mary J. Dunaway and Ms. Audra M. Williamson, daughters of Mr. Johnnie Huckabay, one of Rowan's senior rig managers. The rig was delivered on September 1, 2011 and is scheduled to depart Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas in October 2011. Mr Matt Ralls, President and CEO of Rowan, said, "This latest EXL jack-up rig is a key addition to our fleet of high-specification rigs and will enable us to further grow our offshore drilling business.

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Third Rowan Rig

Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the third of four EXL jackup rigs to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) ahead of schedule and within budget. The jackup was christened Rowan EXL-III yesterday by Mrs Barbara Ladner, spouse of Mr Laron Ladner, Operations Construction Manager and employee of 41 years for Rowan. The rig is scheduled to depart Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas in January 2011 to commence operations on an ultra deep gas well for McMoRan Exploration Company in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr David Russell, Rowan's Executive Vice President of Drilling Operations, said, "High-end jackups will have a key role in the future of offshore drilling. Demand for such units is strong.

Keppel Atwood Contract Takes Effect

Keppel AmFELS Inc. is pleased to announce that its contract with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics Inc. (Atwood) for the construction of a new jackup rig is now effective. This contract follows the Letter of Intent signed between the two companies announced on 7 February 2006. The rig, excluding Owner Furnished Equipment, is valued at US$110 million and is due for delivery in the third quarter of 2008. Said Mr. Ho Cheok Yuen, President and CEO of Keppel AmFELS, “We are glad that Atwood recognises our ability to deliver solutions on time and on budget. This new rig will be built to the LeTourneau Super 116E design, with leg lengths of 477 feet (and can be upgraded to 511 feet), and capable of drilling wells up to 30,000 feet deep in water depths of 350 feet. Mr.

Keppel AmFELS Contracts with Diamond Offshore

Keppel AmFELS to Construct and Upgrade Deepwater Semisubmersible for Diamond Offshore for US$150 million. Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract from Diamond Offshore to construct and upgrade a moored semisubmersible rig with delivery scheduled for 3Q 2013. The estimated shipyard contract price is approximately US$150 million. The rig, to be named Ocean Onyx, will be constructed from an existing hull from a Diamond Offshore cold stacked unit, which previously operated as the Ocean Voyager. Keppel AmFELS' scope of work on the Ocean Onyx includes the reconstruction of the rig…

Keppel Signs LOI for Atwood Jackup Rig

Keppel AmFELS Inc. signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atwood Oceanic Inc. (Atwood) for the construction of a new jackup rig, due for delivery in third quarter 2008. The rig is based on the LeTourneau Super 116 design and is subject to additional modifications and final specifications in definitive agreements with Atwood. Located in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS is one of the best-equipped offshore yards in the area, serving customers operating in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation through Keppel Offshore & Marine, Keppel AmFELS engages in the construction, refurbishment, conversion, life extension and repair of a complete range of mobile drilling rigs and platforms.

Keppel Clinches $190m Rig Order

Keppel AmFELS Inc. has secured a contract from Mexican company Perforadora Central SA de CV to build a jackup rig valued at approximately $190m. The jackup drilling rig is due for delivery in end-2009, and is expected to be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the second rig that Keppel AmFELS is building for Perforadora Central. The first unit was delivered in 2004 and is working for PEMEX, Mexico’s national oil company. In late 2006, Keppel AmFELS completed the onshore construction of two 220-crew accommodation platforms, HA-KU-M and HA-KU-S, for PEMEX. The contract is not expected to have material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Keppel Corporation for the financial year 2007.

Keppel AmFELS on Course for Delivery of Jackup Rig

Keppel AmFELS Inc., is expected to deliver the first of its five jackup rigs on time and within budget for Scorpion Offshore Ltd. Keppel AmFELS launched the premium rig Offshore Courageous on November 4, 2006, which marked the completion of the hull works, a major milestone in its construction of the jackup. Ho Cheok Yuen, President and CEO of Keppel AmFELS, said, “We are committed to our delivery schedule for Offshore Courageous, and I am pleased that we are progressing as planned for our first rig for Scorpion Offshore. The other four Scorpion rigs are named Offshore Defender, Offshore Resolute, Offshore Vigilant and Offshore Intrepid. All five rigs are built to the LeTourneau Super 116 design, with leg lengths of 477 ft.

AMFELS Lays Keel Ahead of Schedule

AMFELS Inc, the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Corporation Limited through Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, has laid the keel for new jack-up rig, Tonala, one month ahead of schedule. The $83 million contract for the rig was signed in April 2002 with Mexican company, Perforadora Central SA de CV. Tonala is a KFELS MOD V “B” class jack-up, enhanced with Keppel’s proprietary jacking and fixation systems developed by its research and technology arm, Offshore Technology Development. At the keel laying ceremony, Mr Ricardo Cortina Cardenas, Vice President for Marine Drilling Division of Perforadora Central said, “We are very pleased with the progress of the construction of Tonala, which is ahead of schedule.

Keppel AmFELS Secures Mexican Jackup Order

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. (Perforadora Central) to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth $240 million, including owner furnished equipment. Scheduled for delivery in 4Q 2015, the jackup rig is intended for operations in offshore Mexico. Built to Keppel's market-established KFELS B Class design, the rig will be able to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet, drill to depths of 30,000 feet with accommodation for 126 persons and a BOP system of 18-3/4 x 15,000 PSI. With this latest contract, a total of 13 KFELS B Class jackup rigs have been ordered for the Mexican market since 2010.

Keppel Completes 5 Scorpion Jackups

Lady Sponsor Mrs Drucie Cole (second from left), spouse of Mr Jon Cole (first from left), Scorpion President & CEO, is accompanied by (from left) Mr Gabriel Padilla, Scorpion VP Engineering, Reverend Aten, Mr G.S. Tan, Keppel AmFELS President & CEO, Mr Sidney Ware, Scorpion Project Manager and Mr Oscar Lopez, Keppel AmFELS Project Manager

Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) in the US Gulf of Mexico, has delivered the jackup drilling rig, Offshore Intrepid, to Scorpion Intrepid Ltd. a subsidiary of Scorpion Offshore Ltd. (Scorpion) on time. With this delivery, Keppel AmFELS has completed the series of five LeTourneau Super 116 jackup rigs commissioned by Scorpion in 2005 without delay. Offshore Intrepid was named by Mrs. Drucie Cole, spouse of Mr. Jon Cole, Scorpion’s President & CEO, at the Keppel AmFELS yard on 24 January 2009.

Keppel’s Yard Delivers Rig to ENSCO

Keppel’s yard in Brownsville, Texas, AMFELS Inc. has delivered on time and on budget, a KFELS MOD V “B” class ultra premium jack-up drilling unit to a subsidiary of ENSCO International Incorporated. ENSCO 105 is the second MOD V “B” new generation deep-well drilling rig that has been completed. The total cost of construction and outfitting for the ENSCO 105 was in excess of US$100 million (S$175m), of which work performed by AMFELS formed a major portion. The first KFELS MOD V “B” was Chiles Discovery (now renamed ENSCO 104) built and delivered by Keppel FELS in Singapore in March this year, and currently deployed in the Bayu-Undan field in Timor Sea for Phillips Petroleum Company.

Keppel AmFELS to Build Two LNG Fueled Containerships

Image: Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel AmFELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) in the United States (US), has secured a contract worth more than US$400m from Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii for the construction of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships. The dual fuel LNG vessels will be built to Keppel's proprietary design with delivery of the first vessel expected in 1Q 2020, and the second vessel in 3Q 2020. Simon Lee, President of Keppel AmFELS said, "We are pleased that Pasha has chosen us to build their first two LNG fueled containerships to our innovative design.

Keppel Delivers First Rowan Rig

Photo courtesy Keppel

Keppel AmFELS Inc., the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered the first of four EXL rigs to Rowan Drilling Company, Inc. (Rowan) safely, on time and within budget. The rig, christened Rowan EXL I at the yard last Saturday, is expected to be deployed for work immediately after delivery to serve a 10-month contract with McMoRan Exploration Company in the US Gulf of Mexico. Keppel AmFELS is currently constructing three other similar newbuild jackup rigs for Rowan.

Keppel Offshore & Marine Awarded Contracts Worth $55M

Business units of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd have secured $55 million worth of contracts. Keppel Singmarine, the specialized shipbuilding division, will build three 60 tonne bollard pull Anchor Handling Tug/ Supply (AHTS) vessels, one for Hadi H. Al-Hammam Establishment (Hadi) from Saudi Arabia while the remaining two for Pacific Richfield Marine Pte Ltd (PRM), a Singapore-based customer. These vessels will be completed in the first quarter of 2004. Keppel Singmarine has delivered two AHTS vessels to Hadi in the last two years, and is currently building a 140-tonne bollard pull purpose-built AHTS vessel for PRM. This vessel is due for delivery in the last quarter of 2003.

Rowan Orders 4 More Rigs

Rowan Companies, Inc. entered into contracts with Keppel AmFELS, Inc. for the construction of four Super 116E class jack-ups. The rigs will be built at AmFELS' Brownsville, Texas shipyard, with delivery scheduled at approximately four-month intervals beginning in the second quarter of 2010. Rowan's total cost of each rig is expected to average approximately $175 million, with more than one-third of that amount attributable to the cost value of the design, kit components and drilling equipment to be provided by the Company's manufacturing businesses. Rowan will also build two additional 240-C class jack-ups at its own Vicksburg, Mississippi shipyard for delivery in the third quarters of 2010 and 2011, at a total cost of approximately $400 million.

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