Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from PEMEX Exploration y Production, a subsidiary of Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the world’s fifth-largest crude oil producer, to build two KFELS B Class Jack-up Rigs worth US$420 million.

Schedules for delivery in 1st Quarter of 2015, the high specification rigs will be the 19th and 20th KFELS B Class Rigs on order at Keppel, with 36 already delivered in the past decade.
The KFELS B Class Jack-up design is able to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet and drill to depths of 30,000 feet.

The KFELS B Class Rigs incorporate Keppel’s advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion jacking system, and Self-Positioning Fixation System. It provides maximum uptime with reduced emissions and discharges.

The two Jack-up rigs with self-elevating mobile platforms that stand on the seabed when their legs are lowered, will be deployed for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.