Martin Linge jackup nears delivery
Keppel FELS expects to deliver the first of three new GustoMSC CJ70 jackups soon to Maersk Drilling.
TheMaersk Intrepid has been customized for year-round operations in the North Sea, in water depths of up to 150 m (492 ft). It will initially work for Total on the Martin Linge field development offshore Norway.
The CJ70, which has a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft), provides dual pipe handling. While one string is working in the wellbore, a second string of casing, drill pipe, or bottomhole assembly can be assembled/disassembled and stored in the set-back area, ready for subsequent use, reducing non-productive time.
Drill floor features include “Multi Machine Control,” a remotely operated pipe handling system that allows standard operations such as stand building and tripping to be performed without personnel on the drill floor. This Keppel FELS claims, leads to a high level of consistency across crews and improved efficiency.
Up to 150 people can be accommodated on board in single cabins.