Keppel Offshore & Marine's subsidiary Keppel FELS has delivered its fourth enhanced jack-up rig to EnscoRowan to be used in the UK’s North Sea.
Built to an enhanced version of Keppel's state-of-the-art KFELS Super A Class design, the harsh environment jackup rig has been chartered for operations in the UK North Sea ahead of its delivery.
Tan Leong Peng, Executive Director (Offshore) of Keppel O&M, said, "Keppel has had a long and successful partnership with EnscoRowan. ENSCO 123 is Keppel's fourth enhanced KFELS Super A Class unit for EnscoRowan, and we are delighted to see the rig join its three predecessors that are performing offshore operations for customers in the challenging environments of the North Sea."
Featuring Keppel's proprietary and superior jacking and fixation system, the KFELS Super A Class jackup design can operate in a variety of environments in water depths up to 400 feet. The rig is designed to drill to total depths of 40,000 feet for the most demanding large multi-well platform programmes, ultra-deep gas programmes and ultra-long reach wells.
Gilles Luca, senior vice president of Operations Support for EnscoRowan, said: "The delivery of ENSCO 123 is the culmination of the efforts of EnscoRowan and Keppel FELS personnel over many years to design and construct our four ENSCO 120 Series rigs. These harsh environment jackups are amongst the most capable shallow-water assets globally, and offer technical capabilities that help us deliver increased efficiencies to customers as they execute their offshore projects.”