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Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Noble Corp. to oversee the load-on, transportation and load-off operations of the first journey of the world’s largest jackup rig, the Noble Lloyd Noble. Aqualis Offshore will accompany the ship from Singapore to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The rig’s ultimate destination, however, is Statoil’s Mariner field development in the UK sector of the North Sea. The rig has an operational air gap of 69 m, and will operate in water depths up to 500 ft. Additionally, it has a maximum TD capacity of about 33,000 ft.

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