Keppel hands over two new jack-ups to Mexican client

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has delivered two jack-up rigs to Mexican company, Grupo R.

Built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design, the rigs, Cantarell I and Cantarell II, will be chartered to Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, for operations in the Cantarell oil field offshore Mexico.

They are the first two of five jack-up rigs that Keppel FELS is building for Grupo R, and they were named in June 2015.

Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director of Keppel O&M (Offshore) and Keppel FELS, said, “We are pleased to deliver another two rigs in 2016 to our quality client Grupo R.

“Despite the current low oil price environment, the market continues to prefer safe and efficient rigs with a proven track record like our KFELS B Class.”

With the two rigs delivered, there will be 10 KFELS B Class rigs working in Mexico, two of which are directly owned by Pemex.

The KFELS B Class jack-up is designed to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet and drill to depths of 30,000 feet. Developed by Keppel’s Offshore Technology Development (OTD), the KFELS B Class jack-up is equipped with an advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion jacking system, and self-positioning fixation system. It has accommodation with full amenities for 150 persons.

With these deliveries, Keppel FELS has delivered three rigs in 2016 to-date.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >

Shanghai Int Petrochemical and Offshore Oil & Gas and Chemical Industry Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2019

cippe Shanghai has attracts both…

read more >

OWI LATAM 2019

Over the two-day conference, 25+ expert speakers will share exclusive insight on how to develop an integrity, production and P&A strategy…

read more >

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit 2019

Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit will once again examine the industry’s developments…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply