Caspian jackup gets new identity

Offshore staff

MOSCOW – Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has renamed its Trident 20 jackup Saturn.

The rig is a Keppel FELS CS Mod V cantilever jackup completed in 2001, and capable of operating in water depths up to 350 ft (106 m), and drilling to 26,000 ft (7,925 m). EDC acquired it from Transocean in February 2011. Currently, it is operating in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea on a long‐term contract with Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) that runs through 2012.

EDC claims this is the highest specification jackup operating in the Caspian Sea, with features including three 2,200 hp mud pumps, a 3,000-hp drawworks, and a 15,000-psi (1,034-bar) high‐pressure BOP system.


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