LONDON – Ensco has taken delivery of ENSCO 120, the first in its series of three enhanced KFELS Super A harsh environment jackup rigs.
The rig is scheduled to go to work for Nexen in the North Sea in 4Q 2013 at a day rate of about $230,000.
Built byKeppel FELS in Singapore, the ENSCO 120 series jackups will have the capacity to operate in water depths up to 400 ft (122 m) and to drill to a total depth of 40,000 ft (12,192 m).
In a jackup trial, the new rig was raised to 539 ft (164 m), a new record for the Singapore shipyard.
Keppel FELS is scheduled to deliver the second rig,ENSCO 121, in 4Q 2013. The jackup has been contracted to Wintershall for projects in the North Sea.