Lamprell gets delivery of second jackup rig for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company
LONDON -- Lamprell, a provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announced the completion of construction of the jackup rig “Muhaiyimat” and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company.
Completion and delivery of the jackup rig, 26 months from initial steel cutting, was marked at a ceremony at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE on November 8, and the rig departed the facility on November 22 and arrived at its current drilling location in the Umm Al Lulu field in early December.
The Muhaiyimat, with a contract value of $159 million signed in July 2010, is the second of six rigs being built for NDC. The rig is of the same design as the first, flagship rig, the
Makasib, which was delivered by Lamprell to NDC in July earlier this year. This new rig is also a LeTourneau Super 116E (enhanced), with a self-elevating, 310-ft legs design and includes a fully automatic drill-floor with a vertical piperacker. The Muhaiyimat rig has travelled to the Zakum field, Arabian Gulf to commence drilling.