DUBAI, UAE – Lamprell has delivered the newbuild jackup Greatdrill Chaaya to Greatship Global Energy Services.
Work was completed 18 months after initial steel cutting and within budget. The rig left Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility last week for a drilling location offshore India, where it is contracted to ONGC.
Greatdrill Chaaya, weighing 10,394 metric tons (11,457 tons) at delivery, is a LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) design with a self-elevating 477-ft (145-m) leg system.
Lamprell modified the spud can design in order to reduce the soil bearing pressure expected at the offshore location.
The company has now completed construction of 12 newbuild jackups, five of the LeTourneau Super 116 E design and seven of the Friede & Goldman Super M2 design. The company has seven more LeTourneau rigs undergoing various stages of construction.