Keppel FELS jackup headed for Mexican waters

Keppel FELS has delivered the Laurus high-specification jackup to Mexican oilfield services company Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro.

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SINGAPOREKeppel FELS has delivered the Laurus high-specification jackup to Mexican oilfield services company Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro.

The KFELS B Class jackup will go to work for state oil company Pemex offshore Mexico. The rig is the second high-spec jackup that Keppel FELS has built for Oro Negro. The first was thePrimus, delivered in December 2012.

The KFELS B design can operate in water depths up to 400 ft (122 m) and drill to depths of 30,000 ft (9,144 m). Two such rigs – theTonala, operated by Peforadora Central, and the Ocean Scepter, operated by Diamond Offshore – are currently working offshore Mexico.

Keppel FELS is currently building two KFELS B Class jackup rigs for PEMEX as well as another four for Grupo R and two for CP Latina, the company said. The Keppel AmFELS yard in Texas recently delivered a jackup rig to Perforadora Central last month, with another due for delivery in 1Q 2014.

05/16/2013

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