Ensco has entered into a three-year contract with NDC for a new premium jackup, ENSCO 110. The newbuild rig is scheduled to commence operations later this month offshore the United Arab Emirates at a rate of approximately $114,000/day. NDC has also contracted ENSCO 104 for a three-year term at a dayrate of $114,000. The rig is mobilizing to the Middle East from the Asia Pacific region and is scheduled to commence its new contract in late June.
Ensco CEO Carl Trowell commented, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with NDC. The Middle East is the largest market for premium jackups, and we continue to invest in new rig technology for the benefit of customers. In addition to ENSCO 110, two more high-specification jackups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, are scheduled for delivery in 2016 from Lamprell’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates.”
ENSCO 110 is based on the Keppel FELS B Class Bigfoot design, which is capable of working at water depths up to 400 ft, with a maximum drilling depth of 30,000 ft. The rig has a nominal variable deck load of 7,500 kips and a cantilever load of 2,500 kips. It includes a 1.5 million-lb derrick, TDS-8 top drive and 4-ram 15,000-psi BOP. Ensco customized the rig to add dual drilling fluid capability and upgraded the living quarters to accommodate 150 persons onboard.
ENSCO 104 is based on the KFELS Class B design. The rig operates in water depths up to 400 ft, with a maximum drilling depth of 30,000 ft. The rig has a variable deck load of 8,025 kips and a cantilever load of 1,675 kips. It includes a 1.5 million-lb derrick, TDS-8 top drive and 4-ram 10,000-psi BOP.