SINGAPORE -- Keppel FELS is on track to deliver Gold Star to Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) later this year. Gold Star will be the first DSSTM 38 rig to enter the market and will support Petrobras's exploration and production activities offshore Brazil.
DSSTM 38 is rated to drill depths of 30,000 ft (9144 m) below the mud line in over 9,000 ft (2,743 m) water depth. It has an operational displacement of over 38,000 metric tons (41,888 tons) and can accommodate 130 men. It also features both vertical and horizontal riser storage and is configured with eight 3000-kW azimuth thrusters to keep the rig in position.
Currently under construction at Keppel FELS, QGOG’s second DSSTM 38 unit, Alpha Star, is scheduled for delivery in mid-2011.