Rig: Deep Driller 2

Name Deep Driller 2
Owner Deep Drilling 2 Pte. Ltd.
Manager Aban Offshore Ltd.
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 246 x 218 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 486
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-4600
Drawworks HP 4600
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model Super B Class
Year Built 2006
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator ADNOC Offshore


8 Apr 2006

Keppel FELS on track to deliver one of the world’s deepest jackup drilling rigs

Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver one of the world’s deepest drilling rigs, Deep Driller 2, to Sinvest ASA on time and within budget. Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress graced the christening ceremony as Guest-of-Honour. Other dignitaries included Mr Bjarne Skeie, Chairman of Sinvest ASA and Deep Drilling Group, owner of Deep Driller 2, and Mr Lim Chee Onn, Executive Chairman of Keppel Corporation. Built to the KFELS Super B Class design, Deep Driller 2 is an enhancement of the highly acclaimed KFELS B Class design. The rig has been customised to the owner’s specifications and marks another milestone in Keppel’s design and engineering capability. When delivered, Deep Driller 2 will be one of the world’s deepest drilling rigs, capable of drilling down to 35,000 feet. She will be contracted to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company for deployment in offshore Brunei Darussalam.

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