Statoil to use big, new jack up off Norway

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 27
-- Statoil has let a 5-year contract for an ultralarge, high-specification, harsh-environment jack up rig for use on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The West Elara is under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore for North Atlantic Drilling, a subsidiary of Seadrill Ltd.

Sembcorp said the rig will be Singapore’s largest jack up newbuild.

The rig will be able to drill to 10,670 m in up to 150 m of water. It will have higher variable deckload and higher operating efficiency than jack ups of previous generations, Sembcorp said.

Sembcorp will build another jack up of the same class, the West Linus, for Seadrill at Jurong Shipyard.

Also planned or under construction for Seadrill at the Sembcorp subsidiary are the West Capricorn ultradeepwater semisubmersible, the West Leo semi, and the West Tucana and West Castor jack ups.



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