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Rig: ENSCO 8505

Name ENSCO 8505
Owner Ensco Plc.
Manager Ensco Plc.
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 8500
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 427 x 225 x 96
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country USA
Region North America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 30Q
Drawworks HP 6000
Mud Pumps Type Lewco W-2215 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Ensco
Rig Model 8500
Year Built 2012
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Keppel FELS (Pioneer Yard)
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore and Marine

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

10 Dec 2011

Keppel to deliver sixth ultra-deepwater semi to Ensco over the past 42 months

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rigs to Ensco (NYSE: ESV) safely, on time and within budget. The rig is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012 with zero lost-time incidents in over five million man-hours worked. Upon completion, ENSCO 8505 is contracted in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy.

1 Jun 2008

Keppel FELS to build 6th ENSCO semisubmersible rig worth US$537 million

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has won a contract to build a US$537 million ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rig from a subsidiary of ENSCO International Incorporated (ENSCO). This contract follows shortly after of the award of the fifth semi, ENSCO 8504, that was announced on 6 May 2008. This latest rig, ENSCO 8505, is the sixth consecutive semi of the ENSCO 8500 Series® that Keppel FELS is constructing, and is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2012. Mr Daniel W. Rabun, Chairman, President and CEO of ENSCO said, “Deepwater has become a very important part of our business. We estimate that our deepwater fleet, including the 8500 Series® semis, will contribute approximately 30% of our total revenue when in operation. “We are pleased that Keppel FELS is constructing all six of our new 8500 Series® semis. We are benefiting from synergies associated with building all these rigs at one yard, and with a partner whom we have a strong working relationship, and who is familiar with our needs.”

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