PPL Shipyard Delivers West Triton On Schedule to Seadrill
Rig is the yard’s 6th Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jack-up delivery
West Triton, the 6th Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 (BMC Pacific 375) jack-up rig built by Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL Shipyard, has set sail from Singapore on January 12, 2008 for oil and gas exploration in Australia.
The deep-drilling offshore rig had left PPL Shipyard for Singapore’s anchorage on January 9, following its on-time delivery to the owner Seadrill Limited on 26 December last year.
The delivery of West Triton marked the close of a fruitful year for PPL Shipyard, which had earlier delivered three other similar designed jack-up units in 2007 – Soehanah to PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk in April, as well as Deep Driller 4 to Deep Drilling Invest Pte Ltd and WilSuperior to Awilco Offshore ASA in August. Prior to that, the yard had completed two jack-up units under the BMC Pacific 375 series – WilPower for Awilco Offshore and Deep Driller 1 for Skeie Group in 2006.
Constructed based on PPL Shipyard’s proprietary high-performance BMC Pacific 375 deep drilling jack-up design, West Triton is equipped with state-of-the-art drilling package that will enable it to drill high pressure and high temperature wells at 30,000 feet whilst operating in 375 feet of water. It is designed with extensive deck space, a large jacking capacity for pre-load jacking, and accommodation for 120 men.
West Triton has secured a charter with Apache Corporation for exploration and drilling in the Gippsland Basin Permit VIC/P42 offshore Victoria, Australia. Following that, the jack-up rig will proceed to work on well programmes on 3D Oil’s VIC/P57 site.
Since the launch of the BMC Pacific 375 design in 2004, a total of 21 jack-up rigs from this series were ordered, with PPL Shipyard clinching 17 units with and Jurong Shipyard, another Sembcorp Marine subsidiary, securing 4 units.
To-date, 7 BMC Pacific 375 jack-up units have been delivered, including 6 units by PPL Shipyard, and 1 unit by Jurong Shipyard.
Besides West Triton, Seadrill also has three 6th generation ultra-deepwater semi-submersibles under construction in Jurong Shipyard.
Sembcorp Marine’s BMC Pacific 375 Jack-up Deliveries in 2007
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Deep Driller 4
Deep Drilling Invest Pte Ltd
Reliance Industries Ltd
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Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk
Total E&P Indonesie
Sisi and Nubi Fields, Indonesia
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Maharaja Lela Field, Brunei
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