Rig: Earnest Dees

Name Earnest Dees
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 305 x 203 x 25
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Saudi Arabia
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type --
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive --
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model Super 116-E
Year Built 2013
Country of Build Brazil
Yard Name Sao Roque do Paraguaçu yard
Group Yard Name Consorcio Rio Paraguaçu

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Saudi Aramco


10 May 2017

Rowan Highest Bidder for Petrobras Jackups

Rowan Companies plc, through a wholly owned subsidiary, participated in the recent Petrobras public rig auction and was the high bidder for P-59 and P-60, two 2013 built LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up rigs.  While Rowan was the high bidder and is required to purchase the rigs at its bid price (US$30 million per rig), the auction results have not yet been approved by Petrobras.

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