Rig: Eir

Name Eir
Owner Borr Drilling
Manager Borr Drilling
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 394
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 244 x 250 x 36
Leg Length (ft) 560
Competitive No

Current Location

Country UK
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco E-3000
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1600000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model Mod VI Universe Class
Year Built 1999
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Cold Stacked
Operator --

Rig Images


17 Mar 2014

Nexen contracts 'GSF Galaxy III' for Buzzard field accommodation work

Nexen has awarded Transocean’s ‘GSF Galaxy III’ jackup drilling rig a two and a half month contract extension for continued operations in the UK North Sea. Nexen plans to use the jackup as an accommodation unit on the Buzzard field during the extension period, with the unit earning a dayrate of US$180,000. Upon completion of its two and a half month contract extension, the jackup is due to enter a shipyard in the UK for 89 days of maintenance and inspections.

24 Jul 2007

Lundin Petroleum has Spudded Exploration Well 41/10A-2 Offshore UK

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that drilling of the exploration well 41/10a-2 on the Lytham prospect located in block 41/10a, production licence P1129, in the southern North Sea sector of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), has commenced. The 41/10a-2 is targeting Carboniferous Namurian sandstone and the Haupt and Platten dolomite reservoirs of Permian age. The structure is defined by 3D seismic and is a large 4 way dip closure. The unrisked gross potential is 400 billion cubic feet (bcf) (65 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe)). Lundin Petroleum has contracted the Global Santa Fe Galaxy II jack-up rig to drill this prospect. Drilling is expected to take one month. The Lytham prospect is the first well of a three well back-to-back exploration drilling programme on the UKCS using the same rig. Lundin Petroleum is the operator with 25 percent interest. Partners are Challenger Minerals (North Sea) Limited and Palace Exploration Company (E&P) Limited with Gulf Shores UK Petroleum Ltd, Eternal Energy Limited, Britcana Energy Ltd and Monarch Energy Limited participating in the well in an earn-in capacity.

21 Sep 1999

Keppel FELS delivers Galaxy III to Santa Fe

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a subsidiary of Keppel FELS Energy & Infrastructure Ltd, has delivered Galaxy III to Santa Fe International Corporation (Santa Fe). Keppel FELS undertook the engineering and construction while the rig's drilling equipment was furnished by Santa Fe. The total value of the rig is estimated to be around US$179 million. The rig was christened in Singapore on 18 September 1999 and will depart shortly for the North Sea, where it will be working in the UK's North Sea sector for BP-Amoco.

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