USA: Keppel AmFELS has delivered the jackup drilling rig, ‘Offshore Intrepid’, to Scorpion Intrepid.
‘With this delivery, Keppel AmFELS has completed the series of five LeTourneau Super 116 jackup rigs commissioned by Scorpion in 2005. ‘Offshore Intrepid’ was named by Mrs Drucie Cole, wife of Jon Cole, Scorpion’s President & CEO, at the Keppel AmFELS yard on January 24. This rig has been chartered by Odfjell Drilling Services to operate in the Arabian Gulf for 41 months, beginning in the second quarter of this year. The first two jackup drilling rig units, ‘Offshore Courageous’ and ‘Offshore Defender’, were delivered in 2007 while the third and fourth, ‘Offshore Resolute’ and ‘Offshore Vigilant’, were delivered in 2008. Identical to her sister rigs, ‘Offshore Intrepid’ incorporates a 21-metre cantilever, the maximum reach currently available for all but a few harsh environment units. This rig is capable of working in 105 metres of water as outfitted or in water of depths up to 120 metres through the installation of additional leg sections.