Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget.

Kukulkan is the second jackup rig Keppel has built directly for PEMEX. It will join sister rig, Yunuen, which was delivered earlier this year, and another nine jackup rigs that PEMEX has chartered from drilling contractors for deployment offshore Mexico.

Keppel also has another seven KFELS B Class jackup rigs currently under construction for Mexican companies.

Kukulkan will be the eighth KFELS B Class jackup rig to work in Mexico.

The KFELS B Class jackup is designed to operate in water depths of up to 400 ft (122 m) and drill to depths of 30,000 ft (9,144 m).


Kukulkan jackup drilling rig
Kukulkan is the second jackup rig Keppel has built directly for PEMEX

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