ZUG, Switzerland – Noble Corp. has exercised two of four options with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard for construction of heavy-duty, harsh-environment jackup drilling rigs of the JU3000N type.
The rigs, which are approximately 231 ft (70.4 m) in length and 270 ft (82.3 m) in breadth, will have the capability to operate in water depths up to 400 ft (122 m) and drill to depths of 30,000 ft (9,144 m).
Total delivered cost is estimated at $235 million per rig. Deliveries are expected in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014.
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