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Lamprell to construct high-tech jack-up rigs for use in Chevron's Thailand plays

27th May 2014

Lamprell has received a new contract award from a subsidiary of Shelf Drilling for the construction and delivery of two high specification, LeTourneau-designed, self-elevating mobile offshore drilling platforms of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class, to be used at Chevron operations offshore Thailand

Lamprell to construct high-tech jack-up rigs for use in South East Asia plays
Lamprell will fabricate both jackup rigs in its Hamriyah yard, located in the United Arab Emirates

The two rigs being constructed for Shelf Drilling are to be contracted out to Chevron Thailand.

The contract between Shelf Drilling and Lamprell is valued at more than USD 370m.

The two jack-up rigs, designed through collaboration between engineering and operations personnel from Shelf Drilling, Chevron and Lamprell, will be capable of operating in water depths of up to 106 metres and will be used in constructing wells with maximum drilling depth of nearly 10 kilometres.

The rigs will feature fit-for-purpose offshore drilling technology, as well as accommodation for up to 160 people.

Lamprell will fabricate both jackup rigs in its Hamriyah yard, located in the United Arab Emirates, and is scheduled to deliver the first rig in Q3 2016, while the second rig is expected to be delivered in Q2 2017.

James Moffat, chief executive officer, Lamprell, said: "We are delighted to be announcing this project win from Shelf Drilling for the construction of two new build jack-up rigs, particularly as Shelf Drilling is a new client for the group. This is also our second multiple-rig contract award with a major international drilling contractor in the space of a month; demonstrating strong project execution in our core markets is being recognised. It also reinforces Lamprell's position as a leading fabricator for jack-up rigs and our highly attractive proposition to clients. We look forward to working with Shelf Drilling in support of their new build project."

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