Jack-up rig Mercury christened in Astrakhan (Russia)

Caspian Energy Group has announced that the christening ceremony for a jack-up rig “Mercury” took place on a site of “Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association”, in Russia. 

It is the second jack-up rig assembled with facilities of “Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association”.

In 2013, the jack-up rig of the same type named “Neptune” left for the offshore field in the Caspian Sea. The new jack-up rig “Mercury” will also operate in the Caspian Sea at depths of up to 107 m. The rig is able to drill wells with a depth of more than 9 km.

The living quarters of the platform are equipped with all the necessary facilities to accommodate 105 persons.

The jack-up rig “Mercury” christening ceremony was attended by Sergey Shtrikov, General Director of OJSC “ROSSHELF”, Sergey Krzhanovsky, Minister for transport, industry and natural resources of Astrakhan Region, Konstantin Grigoriev, General Director of “Caspian Energy Management” LLC, representatives of client, Astrakhan region government, local and foreign shipbuilding and oil & gas companies.

During his welcome speech Konstantin Grigoriev, General Director of “Caspian Energy Management” LLC, noted that cooperation with Lamprell Energy had become a breakthrough in production of technical facilities for development of the Caspian offshore fields.

The jack-up rig was christened by Elena Razgulyaeva, the winner of international contests, nominee of the national theatre award “Golden Mask” and lead singer of Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

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