Rig: Discovery I

Name Discovery I
Owner Discovery Drilling Pte. Ltd.
Manager Jindal Drilling & Industries Ltd
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 234 x 208 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 491
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country India
Region South Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 10ST
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8A
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model B Class
Year Built 2008
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator ONGC


13 Sep 2008

Keppel FELS receives 49-day early delivery bonus from Indian rig owner

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), has secured a bonus of S$1 million for delivering a jackup drilling rig 49 days ahead of schedule to Discovery Drilling, a joint-venture of Jindal Drilling & Industries (JDIL). The rig DISCOVERY I has also achieved a safety record of more than 2.2 million manhours work without incidents. At its naming ceremony, Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Chairman and CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine, the parent company of Keppel FELS, said, “This accomplishment demonstrates the strong project management skills of Keppel FELS and our excellent teamwork with Discovery Drilling and Jindal. At all times, Safety remains our top priority. It is ingrained in our processes and even more so in our mindset.”

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