Rig: Explorer 1

Name Explorer 1
Owner Mena Offshore Investments Ltd
Manager Offshore Logistics (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 243.1 x 206 x 26
Leg Length (ft) 477.5
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country China (PRC)
Region East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type Cameron Ultrahoist 750-3000
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type Lewco W-2215 Triplex
Top Drive Cameron STD 750-AC-1M
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model Super 116-E
Year Built 2016
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding (JNYS)
Group Yard Name Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


21 Dec 2015

Completion of Physical Build of Explorer 1

Amedeo is pleased to announce that the physical build of Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd's ("YZJ Offshore") first rig order, the Le Tourneau Super 116E Class design self-elevating mobile offshore jack up drilling rig, Explorer 1, has been completed. Testing, including to American Bureau of Shipping classifications, and commissioning, which constitute a key part of the delivery package, have already commenced and are expected to be completed during 2016. Glen Lau, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are pleased that physical build of YZJ Offshore's first rig is complete. Following successful testing and commissioning, the rig will be delivered to the client. The physical completion of the first build is a key milestone from several perspectives, including in establishing the good reputation of a yard."

10 Apr 2015

Launching of Explorer 1

Explorer 1 rig was loaded on 28th March on to the submersible barge and successfully launched into the water on 2nd April.

22 Apr 2014

'Explorer 1' jackup construction update

Amedeo, the resource and resource infrastructure and asset investment company, is pleased to announce that, further to the Company's announcements on 23 October 2013 and 23 January 2014, the keel of its first rig order, the 350ft Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e ("Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e"), has been laid on schedule. This is a significant step in the construction of the Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e which involved constructing the 500 tonne hull and placing it on the skidway of the Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. ("YZJOE") new rig yard in Taicang ("New Rig Yard"), about 60km north west of Shanghai. Amedeo has an indirect 18.6% stake in YZJOE. The laying of the keel, on schedule, demonstrates YZJOE's ability to construct rigs on schedule and that the New Rig Yard is now operational. In addition, the New Rig Yard's completion is on schedule for the middle of this year. Ramlan Ahmad, Executive Director of Explorer 1 Limited ("Explorer 1"), the customer for the Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e said: "We are impressed by the dedication and professionalism shown by YZJOE and how the build of its first rig, our Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e is progressing to quality and to schedule. YZJOE's welding, painting and finish are impressive. In addition, YZJOE's ability to crank out steel in accordance with the drawings vetted by our management team is most impressive. Typically, first time builders of complex drilling machines such as our Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e face difficulties. With progress on schedule and to quality thus far, we are confident that YZJOE will deliver our rig on schedule and to quality." Glen Lau, Chief Executive Officer of Amedeo, said: "We are delighted with YZJOE's progress on its first rig order and with its progress in constructing the New Rig Yard which is now operational. The Le Tourneau Super Enhanced 116e is on schedule to be delivered to quality and on time. The New Rig Yard is already operational and due to be completed in the middle of this year. Explorer 1 is pleased with the progress and build of its order, and new prospective clients have and are able to tour our facilities and see our work."

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