Safin receives refurbished jackup

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel FELS has delivered the Paradise 400 jackup drilling rig to Safin Gulf FZCO (Safin) ahead of schedule.  

This was a refurbishment and upgrade of a KFELS B Class jackup that Keppel FELS acquired last year.

The group’s Offshore Technology Development division designed the KFELS B Class rig to operate in water depths of 400 ft (122 m) with a drilling depth of 30,000 ft (9,144 m). It is equipped with a 15,000-psi (103.4 MPa) BOP system, 70-ft (21-m) cantilever outreach, upgraded mud pit storage capacity of 4,000 bbl, and accommodation for up to 150 personnel.

Other upgrades include two additional knuckle boom cranes, one installed on the port and one on the starboard sides of the cantilever platform to improve efficiency of material handling; and new mud treatment technology systems such as balanced elliptical motion and cascade shakers to provide better throughput capacity.

A compact, derrick-mounted bridge crane has also been installed to improve safety and efficiency of offline stand building, pipe racking, and drill pipe handling.

Raimonds Namikis, executive vice president of Safin, said: “We continue to see strong demand for such high-specification jackups from the Middle East to the Gulf of Mexico.”

10/24/2012

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