Ensco Accepts Delivery of ENSCO 121 from Keppel FELS

Keppel FELS Limited, a unit of Keppel Corporation Limited, delivered Monday the second ultra-premium harsh environment ENSCO 120 Series jackup ENSCO 121 (400' ILC), which was constructed at its Singapore yard, to Ensco plc (Ensco).

ENSCO 121, built to an enhanced version of Keppel’s proprietary KFELS Super A Class design, will head soon for Rotterdam in The Netherlands for final load out and crew familiarization before commencing a contract to work early 2Q 2014 in the North Sea at a day rate of approximately $230,000.

“We are pleased to deliver ENSCO 121, our 18th newbuild rig for Ensco and our 20th for this year 2013,” Wong Kok Seng, managing director (Offshore) of Keppel Offshore & Marine and managing director of Keppel FELS, said in a company release.

ENSCO 121, equipped to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet, is the second of four in the ENSCO 120 series of jackups that Keppel FELS is building for Ensco. Featuring Keppel’s proprietary and superior jacking and fixation system, the KFELS Super A Class jackup design can operate in a variety of environments. It is designed to drill to depths of 40,000 feet for the most demanding large multi-well platform programs, ultra-deep gas programs and ultra-long reach wells.

“The ENSCO 120 Series rigs are the most efficient and capable rigs of their class. They are ideal for ultra-deep well programs in challenging shelf environments, and our customers who have now seen these rigs first-hand are impressed with how well the ENSCO 120 Series responds to their needs.” Ensco's Chairman, President and CEO Dan Rabun commented in a separate press release.

Meanwhile, Keppel FELS has revealed that the third jackup in the series, ENSCO 122 (400' ILC), is targeted for delivery in mid 2014 and has been contracted for multi-year terms in the North Sea. Delivery of the fourth jackup, ENSCO 123 (400' ILC), is planned for 2Q 2016. ENSCO 120 (400' ILC), which is the first ENSCO 120 Series jackup that Keppel FELS delivered earlier this year, is currently operating in the North Sea.


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