HANOI, Vietnam – The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has inaugurated the first locally manufactured jackup rig in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. PetroVietnam member PV Shipyard built the platform in 26 months.
The 90-m (295-ft) jackup weighs almost 12,000 tons when fully finished, including 9,685 tons of structural materials, 950 tons of piping system, and 1,748 tons of electrical and electronic devices.
The platform, with the supporting legs 145 m (475 ft) long, can drill to a depth of 6 km (19,685 ft).
As part of the launching ceremony, PV Shipyard of PetroVietnam signed a contract with Vietsovpetro to build another 90-m jackup rig for the Vietnamese-Russian joint venture.
The first made-in-Vietnam drilling rig shown in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province (Photo: PV Shipyard).