BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Keppel AmFELS has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jackup rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. four months ahead of schedule and within budget.
The jack-up rig was christened Rowan EXL-IV, and is scheduled to depart Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas in October 2011.
The ABS-classed EXL jackup design is an enhancement of the LeTourneau Super 116E model. With a leg length of 477 ft (145 m) and hook load capacity of up to 2 million lbs, the Rowan EXL-IV employs state-of-the-art technology to drill high-pressure, high-temperature and extended-reach wells worldwide. The rig is capable of operating in water depths of 350 ft (107 m) or more, and drilling to a depth of 40,000 ft (12,192 m).