Marine

Saipem provides one other jack-up rig to its fleet


Ocean Challenger, the asset administration firm of China’s EPC contractor CIMC Raffles, has not too long ago entered right into a constitution contract with Italy’s Saipem for a 400-ft jack-up drilling rig.

CIMC knowledgeable on Friday that the rig is scheduled to be deployed to the Center East by August for modifications. After that, the rig will execute the drilling contract for Saudi Aramco by the top of 2022.

The rig, previously often known as Gulf Driller VII, will likely be renamed Perro Negro 11. Outfitted with MH Wirth drilling gear, the rig is 70 meters lengthy, 76 meters huge, and the entire size of the trussed leg is 167 meters with a most operational water depth of 120 meters. The utmost drilling depth might attain 10,668 meters. The rig has ABS Class, and fits for drilling operations in harshest setting waters worldwide.

Gulf Driller VII aka Perro Negro 11; Supply: CIMC Raffles

Previously years, Saipem has secured a number of drilling contracts within the Center East, particularly in Saudi Arabia. With the contract for Perro Negro 11, Saipem has added one other high-specification jack-up to its fleet.

It’s value mentioning that the opposite two sister rigs, named Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII, had been delivered and began drilling operations in Mexico again in in 2019.

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