100th Keppel FELS jackup drilling rig will go to PV Drilling

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – When Keppel FELS delivers PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to PV Drilling Overseas, it will mark the 100th jackup Keppel FELS has built since 1970.

PV Drilling Overseas is a subsidiary of PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp.

The KFELS B Class rig is able to operate in water depths to 400 ft (122 m) with a drilling depth of 30,000 ft (9,144 m). PV Drilling VI has been further enhanced with engines that meet more stringent emission standards, increased capacity for mud pit tanks, a secondary tensioning system, accommodation for 150 persons, and a lower spud can bearing pressure for operation in areas with soft soil conditions.

02/27/2015

PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jackup drilling rig
(Photo courtesy Keppel FELS)

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