Ensco orders two jackups from Keppel

Ensco plc says it has finalized a fixed price construction contact with Keppel FELS Ltd. in Singapore for two newbuild harsh environment jackup drilling rigs.

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LONDON – Ensco plc says it has finalized a fixed price construction contact with Keppel FELS Ltd. in Singapore for two newbuild harsh environment jackup drilling rigs. The first is scheduled for 2Q 2013 delivery and the second for 4Q 2013.

Cost per rig is given as $230 million and includes commissioning, system integration testing, and project management.

Ensco also has until August 2011 to exercise an option for two more jackups of similar design.

The rigs will be based on the KFELS Super A design for water depths of 400 ft. (122 m). Each will have high-pressure/high-temperature equipment, an improved cantilever envelope, 2.5 million pound quad derrick, fully automated pipe handling, high capacity jacking and fixation systems and 150 person quarters.

02/09/2011

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