BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Keppel AmFELS has delivered Scorpion Offshore's fourth jackup drilling rig. Gazprom has chartered the new rig, Offshore Vigilant, for its maiden operations offshore Venezuela beginning next month.
Offshore Vigilant is one of five LeTourneau Super 116 jackups commissioned by Scorpion in 2005. The five rigs, which are identical, each incorporate a 70-ft (21-m) cantilever.
Each rig is capable of working in 350 ft (107 m) of water as outfitted, or in water of depths up to 400 ft (122 m) through the installation of additional leg sections. The rig's drilling depth is approximately 30,000 ft (9,144 m).