Singapore’s Keppel FELS has delivered ARABDRILL 70, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Arabian Drilling Co. (ADC), three days ahead of schedule and on budget, the company said.
ARABDRILL 70 is the fourth KFELS B Class jackup rig to work for ADC. Keppel FELS had previously delivered two jackup rigs, ARABDRILL 50 and ARABDRILL 60 in June 2013 and December 2013, respectively.
The jackups have since been operating for ADC and their charterer, Saudi Aramco. In addition to these rigs, Keppel FELS also built a KFELS Super B Class rig, SAR 202, directly for Saudi Aramco in 2012.
ARABDRILL 70 is the 61st KFELS B Class rig delivered since 2000. The KFELS B Class design has a market share of about a quarter of all jackup rigs delivered in the last 15 years, according to Keppel.
Developed by Keppel's technology arm, Offshore Technology Development (OTD), the KFELS B Class jackup design is able to operate in water depths of up to 400ft and drill to depths of 30,000 feet. It incorporates Keppel's fully automated high capacity rack and pinion jacking system and self-positioning.
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