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.

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