Seatrium Delivers Second Jack-Up Rig to ADNOC Drilling as Part of Fleet Expansion Strategy
Posted 23/08/2023 12:11
Singapore-based Seatrium New Energy, a subsidiary of Seatrium Limited, formerly known as Sembcorp Marine Ltd before the merger with Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited, has successfully handed over the second of three newbuild jack-up rigs to ADNOC Drilling in the UAE. This move aligns with ADNOC Drilling's strategy to expand its fleet, aiming to meet production capacity targets set by ADNOC.
Initially intended for Borr Drilling, these three rigs were part of a series of five rigs under construction by Keppel FELS. Due to delays, the scheduled delivery of the rigs was postponed to 2023. However, an agreement was reached between Keppel O&M and Borr Drilling to accelerate the delivery of three jack-up rigs to ADNOC Drilling, following a change in ownership resulting from the merger between Sembcorp Marine Ltd and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.
Seatrium has now delivered the second jack-up rig, named AlSila, to ADNOC Drilling as planned. Designed using the KFELS B Class design, the rig boasts capabilities to operate in water depths exceeding 400 feet. It can also drill to depths of up to 30,000 feet, catering to both vertical and horizontal deep wells. The rig is equipped with an advanced, fully-automated high-capacity rack and pinion elevating system and a self-positioning fixation system that accommodates up to 150 individuals with complete amenities.
Built at Seatrium's Pioneer Yard in Singapore, these jack-up rigs are tailored to suit various customers, ranging from small independent oil companies to multinational energy corporations. Seatrium emphasizes that these rigs are set to enhance the offshore drilling sector's efficiency and productivity. The company currently has nine proprietary legacy rigs contracted for deployment in the Middle East region since 2022, utilizing the proven efficiency of the KFELS B Class design family in various global fields.