Seatrium delivers second jackup rig to ADNOC Drilling

World Oil Staff August 23, 2023

(WO) – Seatrium New Energy announced the successful delivery of its second jackup rig, named AlSila, to ADNOC Drilling Company PJSC. The state-of-the-art rig was completed and delivered on schedule, showcasing the group’s ability to deliver world-class assets on time and on budget.

The jackup rig is part of a series of five rigs that Seatrium New Energy (formerly Keppel FELS) had been building for Borr Drilling. As set out in an earlier announcement in 2022, the company has entered into an agreement with Borr Drilling and certain of its subsidiaries to accelerate the delivery of three jackup rigs to Borr Drilling.

The construction contracts for the three rigs have since been novated by Borr Drilling to ADNOC Drilling. The recently completed AlSila is the second in a series of three jackup rigs. Built to world-class KFELS B Class design, the AlSila is capable of operating in water depths of over 400 ft, with the ability to drill to depths of up to 30,000 ft and deep wells both vertically and horizontally.

The rig is also equipped with advanced and fully automated high capacity rack and pinion elevating system, in addition to a Self-Positioning Fixation System that has the capacity to accommodate 150 persons with full amenities. 

These series of jackup rigs built at Seatrium’s Pioneer Yard in Singapore are specifically designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers, from small and independent oil companies to major multinational energy corporations.  Their arrivals have the potential to boost the offshore drilling industry's efficiency and productivity.

A total of nine proprietary legacy rigs are currently contracted for deployment in the Middle East region since 2022. As the industry benchmark for jackup rigs, the KFELS B Class family of designs are high-quality legacy rigs with a strong track record, having proven its robustness and efficiency in many fields around the world over the years.

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