Keppel AmFELS delivers fourth rig to Rowan

Offshore staff

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Keppel AmFELS has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jackup rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. four months ahead of schedule and within budget.

The jack-up rig was christened Rowan EXL-IV, and is scheduled to depart Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas in October 2011.

The ABS-classed EXL jackup design is an enhancement of the LeTourneau Super 116E model. With a leg length of 477 ft (145 m) and hook load capacity of up to 2 million lbs, the Rowan EXL-IV employs state-of-the-art technology to drill high-pressure, high-temperature and extended-reach wells worldwide. The rig is capable of operating in water depths of 350 ft (107 m) or more, and drilling to a depth of 40,000 ft (12,192 m).

09/12/2011



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...