Rig: KS Java Star 2

Name KS Java Star 2
Owner KS Drilling Pte Ltd
Manager KS Drilling Pte Ltd
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 300
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 196 x 183 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 411
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Vietnam
Region South East Asia

Drilling Equipment

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

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model Super M2
Year Built 2014
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Zhenhua Nantong
Group Yard Name Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.,Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


21 Mar 2014

KS Drilling names the 'KS Java Star 2' jackup

KS Energy Limited has announced that the company’s new jackup drilling rig, the ‘KS Java Star 2’ is currently being commissioned and is expected to be delivered by the end of March 2014. Upon delivery from the shipyard, the unit will mobilise to Vietnam where it has been contracted by VietsovPetro on an initial 12 month contract. The ‘KS Java Star 2’ is being constructed at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd’s (ZPMC) shipyard in Nantong, China. The total cost of the unit is US$165.65 million and the unit is capable of operating in water depths of 300ft.

17 Feb 2014

Vietsovpetro contracts 'KS Java Star 2' jackup for drilling in Vietnam

KS Energy Limited (KS Energy) has announced that the company’s wholly owned subsidiary KS Drilling Pte. Ltd (KS Drilling), has secured a contract with Vietsovpetro in Vietnam for the chartering of a 300ft jackup rig. Vietsovpetro will contract the ‘KS Java Star 2’ jackup rig that is currently under construction at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd (ZPMC)’s shipyard in Nantong, China. The contract is for a period of one year with an option to extend for an additional one year and is due to commence in the second quarter of 2014. The total value of the contract, excluding the potential extension, is approximately US$58 million.

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