Keppel FELS delivers third harsh environment jackup to Ensco


Keppel FELS delivers third harsh environment jackup to Ensco

SINGAPORE -- Keppel FELS Ltd has delivered ENSCO 122, the third ultra-premium harsh environment ENSCO 120 Series jackup rig, to Ensco plc ahead of schedule.

Built to an enhanced version of Keppel's proprietary KFELS Super A Class design, the rig has been contracted to Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. (NAM), an oil and gas explorer and producer focused in The Netherlands.

Enhancements to the design include Ensco's patented Canti-Leverage Advantage technology, which provides cost advantages for customers by allowing them to drill more wells from one location when utilizing the enhanced hoisting capacity at the farthest reach of the cantilever.

Featuring Keppel's proprietary jacking and fixation system, the KFELS Super A Class jackup design can operate in a variety of environments in water depths up to 400 ft. The rig is designed to drill to depths of 40,000 ft for the most demanding large multi-well platform programs, ultra-deep gas programs and ultra-long reach wells.

The first two rigs in the series, ENSCO 120 and ENSCO 121, have been successfully operating in the North Sea. The fourth rig is expected to be delivered in 2Q 2016.

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