PV Drilling V (PetroVietnam) (Semi-Tender)

Keppel FELS to deliver Vietnam’s first drilling tender rig

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01 October 2011

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver Vietnam's first semisubmersible drilling tender (SSDT) to PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp (PV Drilling) ahead of schedule, within budget and with a perfect safety record. Built to Keppel's award-winning KFELS SSDT 3600E design, the rig is well-suited for harsh environments and will be deployed on a multi-year charter to PetroVietnam's Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company.

Source: http://www.keppelom.com/en/news_item.aspx?sid=2605&aid=3103

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3 Jul 2013

PV Drilling places new jackup order with Keppel FELS

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1 Jul 2010

Spudding od Tom Hum XANH-1X Exploration Well

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28 May 2007

Keppel FELS secures order for a US$191 million jackup from PV Drilling

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16 Nov 2009

Keppel earns S$640,000 bonus for delivering PV Drilling III jackup early

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4 Aug 2014

PV Drilling signs contract extension with Cuu Long JOC for 'PV Drilling I'

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PV Drilling agrees extension for 'PV Drilling II'

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