Keppel FELS to build KFELS Super B jackup rig

Offshore staff

SINGAPOREKeppel FELS Ltd. has secured a contract from BOT Lease Co. Ltd. (BOTL), an affiliated company of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, to build a KFELS Super B Class jackup rig worth $240 million.

Scheduled for completion at the end of 2016, the rig – which is provisionally named Hakuryu 15 – will be operated by Japan Drilling Co. Ltd. (JDC) based on the leased agreement with BOTL. Hakuryu 15 will be the second KFELS Super B Class jackup rig in JDC's fleet.

The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft (10,668 m). This rig's leg structure is uniquely designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft (122 m) water depth. The rig, adapted to JDC's operating philosophy, is engineered to operate in high ambient temperatures and can accommodate 150 personnel.


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