Keppel FELS completes Ivar Aasen jackup

Keppel FELS has delivered the newbuild jackup XLE-2 to Maersk Drilling, seven days ahead of schedule.

Aug 7th, 2014
Maersk XLE-2 jackup drilling rig
Maersk XLE-2 jackup drilling rig

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel FELS has delivered the newbuild jackup XLE-2 to Maersk Drilling, seven days ahead of schedule.

The rig, which will be named at a ceremony in Norway in October, is an XL Enhanced (XLE) harsh environmentjackup, customized for the North Sea.

It has a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft) and is designed for year-round operations in the sector, in water depths up to 150 m (492 ft).

Det norske oljeselskap has chartered the rig to work for five years on theIvar Aasen development in the central Norwegian North Sea.

08/07/2014

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