Martin Linge jackup nears delivery

Offshore staff

SINGAPOREKeppel FELS expects to deliver the first of three new GustoMSC CJ70 jackups soon to Maersk Drilling.

The Maersk Intrepid has been customized for year-round operations in the North Sea, in water depths of up to 150 m (492 ft). It will initially work for Total on the Martin Linge field development offshore Norway.

The CJ70, which has a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft), provides dual pipe handling. While one string is working in the wellbore, a second string of casing, drill pipe, or bottomhole assembly can be assembled/disassembled and stored in the set-back area, ready for subsequent use, reducing non-productive time.

Drill floor features include “Multi Machine Control,” a remotely operated pipe handling system that allows standard operations such as stand building and tripping to be performed without personnel on the drill floor. This Keppel FELS claims, leads to a high level of consistency across crews and improved efficiency.

Up to 150 people can be accommodated on board in single cabins.

03/24/2014

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