Keppel delivers two rigs to Mexico

March 28, 2016

Singapore’s Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered two jackup rigs to Mexican company, Grupo R.

Built to Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design, the rigs, CANTARELL I and CANTARELL II, will be chartered to PEMEX for operations in the Cantarell oil field, offshore Mexico.

These rigs are the first two of five jackup rigs that Keppel FELS is building for Grupo R. With the two rigs delivered, there will be 10 KFELS B Class rigs working in Mexico, two of which are directly owned by PEMEX.

The KFELS B Class jackup is designed to operate in water depths of up to 400ft and drill to depths of 30,000ft. Developed by Keppel's Offshore Technology Development, the KFELS B Class jackup is equipped with an advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion jacking system, and self-positioning fixation system. It has accommodation with full amenities for 150 persons.

Keppel has delivered projects to Mexico since 2004 when it was awarded a contract to build two accommodation modules. Besides building new jackup rigs for Mexico, Keppel has also repaired and serviced a total of 18 rigs that have been deployed in Mexico. With these deliveries, to date the firm has delivered three rigs in 2016, the company said. 

Image: Keppel's Super B Class jackup / Keppel Offshore & Marine



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