Keppel Fels on right track

Singapore's Keppel Fels is on track to deliver on time and within budget its third of five KFels Super B class jack-ups for drilling contractor Aban Singapore subsidiary Sinvest, writes Amanda Battersby.

Jack-up Deep Driller 5 will be the third such rig that Keppel has delivered in 14 months to Oslo-listed Sinvest.

The two previous jack-ups Deep Driller 2 and 3 are now working off Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia, respectively.

"The KFels Super B class jack-up rigs are unique in their capability and flexibility to drill some of the most challenging wells that exist today," said Aban managing director Reji Abraham.

The pair of high-specification rigs are equipped with cantilever skid-off capabilities and high-capacity hook load of 2 million pounds for operations in high-temperature and high-pressure wells.

The units are capable of operating in water depths of up to 350 feet and drill to depths of 35,000 feet.

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