Rig: Al Rayyan

Name Al Rayyan
Owner Gulf Drilling International
Manager Gulf Drilling International
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 300
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 180 x 170 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 401
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type Continental Emsco C2 Type II
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type Continental Emsco FB-1600 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco PS2-500
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1400000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model L-780 Mod II
Year Built 1981
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagougla Mississippi
Group Yard Name Litton Industries

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


19 Feb 2004

Keppel FELS sells three rigs for US$55 million

Further to the announcement on 18 February 2004, Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has signed an agreement to sell three rigs to a drilling services company for a cash consideration of US$55 million, payable upon delivery expected in end May 2004. The three rigs, the ENSCO 55 jackup and ENSCO 23 and ENSCO 24 platform rigs, are part of the consideration for the construction of a new rig for ENSCO International Incorporated (ENSCO). “Apart from the sale, we are expected to upgrade and refurbish one of the rigs, the ENSCO 55, in one of our shipyards,” said Mr Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Keppel FELS’ parent company, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

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