Rig: Sapura T-18

Name Sapura T-18
Owner SapuraKencana Drilling Kinabalu Pte. Ltd.
Manager SapuraKencana Drilling Pte. Ltd.
Rig Type Tender Rig
Sub Type Other
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 6000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 20000
Dimensions (ft) 320 x 90 x 37.3
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Thailand
Region South East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-500
Drawworks HP 2300
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 750000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Flat Bottom Barge
Rig Model --
Year Built 2014
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard
Group Yard Name COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. (COSCO)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


16 Jun 2014

SapuraKencana announces raft of new tender rig contracts

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad (SapuraKencana) has announced that a number of wholly-owned drilling subsidiaries have been awarded new or extended contracts in South East Asia. The ‘SKD T-9’ and ‘SKD T-10’ units were both awarded new contracts with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, to perform development drilling in Malaysia. The ‘SKD T-9’ is contracted for a five year period with the option to extend for a further two years. The ‘SKD T-10’ has been contracted for a firm three year period, with options to extend for a further two years also. The ‘SKD T-9’ and ‘SKD T-10’ contracts are effective from June 2014 to July 2019 and August 2014 to July 2017 respectively. The newly delivered ‘SKD T-18’ began its five year contract with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Limited in June 2014, with the contract running until May 2019. Meanwhile SapuraKencana also announced a contract extension for the ‘SKD Jaya’ unit working for BP in Trinidad. BP has extended the contract for the ‘SKD Jaya’ from August 2014 to July 2015. The four contracts are valued at a total of USD700 million by SapuraKencana.

13 Mar 2014

COSCO delivers 'SKD T-18' tender rig

COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard ("COSCO") has announced the successful delivery of the 'SKD T-18' tender drilling rig. The rig will be delivered to SapuraKencana Drilling Ptd Ltd, after the company purchased it from Seadrill Ltd in April 2013. The unit will now be mobilised to Thailand where it will begin drilling operations for Chevron on a five year contract that was awarded in May 2012.

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