Rig: Nuada

Name Nuada
Owner Teslahill Ltd
Manager Petrofor
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 250
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 207 x 176 x 20
Leg Length (ft) 360
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Gabon
Region West Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1320 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4H
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1324000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model 82-SD-C
Year Built 1979
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Vicksburg, Mississippi
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


17 Oct 2014

Ensco Plc completes sale of four jackups to Swissco Holdings

Ensco plc (“Ensco”) has confirmed the sale of its ENSCO 83, ENSCO 89, ENSCO 93 and ENSCO 98 jackups to Swissco Holdings Limited (“Swissco”) were completed on the 30th September 2014. Swissco paid around USD170 million for the four jackup rigs, all of which are currently contracted to Pemex in Mexico. In connection with the rig sales, Ensco will continue to manage the rigs for the duration of the existing contracts with Pemex. Swissco is an integrated, international marine company providing rig and vessel chartering, ship repair, maintenance and maritime services for the oil and gas, shipping and marine infrastructure industries.

27 Jul 2009

Gulf Copper Wins Fifth ENSCO Rig Order

Gulf Copper has been awarded a contract for the modification of ENSCO 83, a jackup rig owned by a subsidiary of Ensco International (NYSE:ESV). The fifth Ensco rig to enter Gulf Copper’s Galveston shipyard since Hurricane Ike, the ENSCO 83 is undergoing upgrades and refurbishment before it mobilizes from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to work for PEMEX in Mexico. “Ensco International has played a major role in the post-Ike restoration of the Galveston economy,” stated Steve Hale, President of Gulf Copper. “The Ensco projects have enabled us to create and maintain jobs for local residents while generating significant revenue for the Port of Galveston.” Unlike much of Galveston, the Gulf Copper facility did not sustain major damage from Hurricane Ike. “Along with the Port of Galveston, we were able to resume operations about a week after Ike made landfall,” explained Leonard Hale, Vice President of Gulf Copper. “However, silt at the entrance of the Galveston Ship Channel prevented us from accepting new work for several weeks. The Port of Galveston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were instrumental in opening the entrance to the channel quickly, while we dredged our drydock and deepwater slips to allow rigs in and out.” Ensco was among the first major customers to enter the Port of Galveston after Hurricane Ike. Gulf Copper Drydock and Rig Repair has performed repairs, upgrades or enhancements on a total of six Ensco rigs since September 2007. “Ensco is pleased to award Gulf Copper the upgrade and refurishment work on ENSCO 83. Gulf Copper’s proven ability is why we have returned to the Port of Galveston for these important upgrades to our rig fleet,” commented Ensco Senior Vice President, Carey Lowe.

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