Rig: Dagda

Name Dagda
Owner Petrofor
Manager Petrofor
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 284 x 233 x 26
Leg Length (ft) 478
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Cameroon
Region West Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model 53-C (Enhanced)
Year Built 1973
Country of Build UK
Yard Name Clydebank Shipyard
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Perenco


9 Jun 2016

Divestment of Ben Rinnes Jack-Up Drilling Unit

Leading global drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag, today announces that it has sold its jack-up drilling unit, the Ben Rinnes, to an integrated energy and services company for an undisclosed sum. Built in Clydebank, Scotland in 1973 and acquired by KCA Deutag in 2005, the Ben Rinnes was under contract offshore Angola until February of this year. The ABS Classed Marathon Le Tourneau MLT 53-S enhanced rig has been stacked in Gabon since then. Norrie McKay, KCA Deutag CEO said: “Whilst the sale of the Ben Rinnes is an important milestone for KCA Deutag as it is our last asset in our mobile offshore drilling fleet, we continue to maintain the competence and experience required to support offshore drilling unit operations. This expertise is currently supporting the construction and start-up of two Category J jack-up rigs which will commence operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf next year.”

21 Jun 2013

KCA secures contract for 'Ben Rinnes' with Tullow Oil Gabon

KCA Deutag has announced the signing of a contract for a period of 80 days for the company’s ‘Ben Rinnes’ jackup rig. The contract has been secured with Tullow Oil for operations in Gabon and will involve the drilling of two wells with an additional well included as an option for the contract. No value was released for the contract, which will begin in early July in completion of the units’ current contract with Vaalco which is also for drilling operations in Gabon.

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