Rig: Valaris JU-292

Name Valaris JU-292
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 264 x 289 x 35
Leg Length (ft) 568
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Norway
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type TTS Ultrahoist SG 1060-6000
Drawworks HP 4600
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive TTS
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model N Class
Year Built 2011
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Enroute
Operator --

News

5 Feb 2016

Consent to use Rowan Norway at Ekofisk 2/4 B

The PSA has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Rowan Norway mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandonment of wells at Ekofisk 2/4 B. Ekofisk is an oil field lying in 70-75 metres of water in the southern North Sea. The field was produced to tankers until a concrete storage tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed with many facilities, including riser facilities for associated fields and export pipelines. The operation is scheduled to start in February 2016. Rowan Norway is a jack-up drilling facility built in 2011 at Keppel Fels in Singapore. It is registered in Panama and classified by DnV GL. The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 21 December 2012. The PSA has now granted ConocoPhillips consent in accordance with the application.

15 Apr 2015

PSA carries out audit of 'Rowan Norway' jackup

From 27th January to 5th February 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority (“PSA”) Norway carried out an audit of Rowan Norway Ltd's management of major accident risk and systems for barrier management on Rowan Gorilla VI (“RGVI”). The objective of the audit was to monitor that Rowan has implemented a system to fulfil the regulatory requirements for risk management. The audit resulted in that non-conformities were identified in connection with; maintenance systems, personnel training, MOB boat preparedness, governing documentation and choke valve. In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with; emergency preparedness analysis, system for performing and following up drills, securing of equipment, system for ensuring competence of new personnel, competence requirements for performance of work operations, response team routines, valves in the drilling fluid system and air cylinders for smoke divers.

5 Aug 2014

ConocoPhillips set to use 'Rowan Norway' for well operations on Ekosfisk

ConocoPhillips has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the ‘Rowan Norway’ mobile drilling facility for well operations at Ekofisk 2/4- M in production licence 018. Ekofisk is an oil field lying in 70-75 metres of water in the southern North Sea. The field was produced to tankers until a concrete storage tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed with many facilities, including riser facilities for associated fields and export pipelines. The operation is scheduled to start in August 2014. ‘Rowan Norway’ is a jack-up drilling facility built in 2011 at Keppel FELS in Singapore. It is registered in Panama and classified by DnV. The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 21 December 2012. The PSA has now granted ConocoPhillips consent in accordance with the application.

25 Jun 2011

Keppel on track to deliver third harsh environment N-Class rig to Rowan

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver its third KFELS N-Class jack-up rig to Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) on time and within budget. The KFELS N-Class combines state-of-the-art design with the dual capabilities of performing drilling and production activities efficiently and safely. Equipped to operate in some of the harshest offshore environments in the world, Rowan Norway has been chartered to Xcite Energy for work in the severe conditions of the UK North Sea.

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