BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Keppel AmFELS LLC says it has delivered Uxpanapa, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Mexico’s Central Panuco S.A. De C.V. (Central Panuco), a subsidiary of Mexico’s Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V., on time and within budget.
The rig was christened in mid-July at Keppel AmFELS’ yard in Brownsville, Texas, by the owners of Central Panuco.
Uxpanapa is the fifth jackup rig built by Keppel AmFELS for Perforadora Central and the second based on Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design.
Uxpanapa will be chartered by PEMEX, the Mexican national oil company, for work in offshore Mexico. Keppel AmFELS’ past collaboration with PEMEX includes having built two 220 accommodation modules for PEMEX in 2006, as well as repairing and servicing a total of 18 rigs for various drilling operators that have been chartered by PEMEX over the years.
Keppel AmFELS previously completed Tonala, an ultra-premium KFELS B Class jackup, for Perforadora Central in 2004, followed by three LeTourneau S116E rigs – Tuxpan in 2010, Papaloapan in 2013, and Coatzacoalcos in 2014.