Rig: Aban VIII

Name Aban VIII
Owner Aban 8 Pte. Ltd.
Manager Aban Offshore Ltd.
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 375
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 245 x 224 x 28
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country India
Region South Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco D-3000 UE
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type Lewco W-2215 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1600000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Baker Marine
Rig Model Pacific 375
Year Built 2008
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name PPL Shipyard
Group Yard Name SembCorp Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)


21 Apr 2008

PPL Shipyard and Sembawang Shipyard on track to deliver Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jackup

Sembcorp Marine Ltd is pleased to announce that its subsidiaries, PPL Shipyard Ltd and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd, are on track to deliver a Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 Design jack-up rig to Aban Singapore Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Aban Offshore Ltd of India The jack-up rig was christened Aban VIII by Mrs Deepa Reji, wife of Mr Reji Abraham, Managing Director of Aban Offshore Ltd, in a naming ceremony held in Sembawang Shipyard on 19 April 2008. The ceremony was attended by key representatives and stakeholders from Aban Offshore, PPL Shipyard and Sembawang Shipyard as well as distinguished guests from the shipping / offshore fraternity.

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