Rig: Uxpanapa

Name Uxpanapa
Owner Perforadora Central S.A. de C.V
Manager Perforadora Central S.A. de C.V
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 307 x 208 x 25
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Mexico
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS-10T
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14 P220
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model B Class
Year Built 2016
Country of Build USA
Yard Name AmFELS
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Pemex


14 Jul 2016

Keppel AmFELS delivers fifth jackup rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) in the U.S., has delivered Uxpanapa, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Mexico's Central Panuco S.A. De C.V. (Central Panuco), a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. on time and within budget. The rig was christened yesterday at Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas by the owners of Central Panuco. Uxpanapa is the the fifth jackup rig built by Keppel AmFELS for Perforadora Central and the second based on Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design. Mr Simon Lee, President of Keppel AmFELS, said at the ceremony, "The delivery of this fifth jackup rig to Central Panuco to their highest satisfaction is a result of our close partnership backed by the yard's strong capabilities. We are proud to be Central Panuco's choice shipyard as they grow their fleet of rigs to be a premier rig operator in the region. "As the most established shipyard in the Gulf of Mexico, we are able to understand and meet the needs of our customers. Our strong position in the gulf coupled with our execution expertise enable us to support rig owners in the region with a wide variety of solutions, including newbuilds, repairs and conversions." Uxpanapa will be chartered by PEMEX, the Mexican national oil company, for work in offshore Mexico. Keppel AmFELS' past collaboration with PEMEX includes having built two 220 Men accommodation modules for Pemex in 2006, as well as repairing and servicing a total of 18 rigs for various drilling operators that have been chartered by PEMEX over the years. Mr Patricio Alvarez Morphy Orvañanos, Senior Vice President of Central Panuco added, "We are pleased to receive the Uxpanapa, another high quality jackup rig from Keppel AmFELS on time and on budget. In the current challenging market conditions, oil companies such as PEMEX prefer highly cost-efficient and reliable equipment such as the KFELS B Class jackup rig which has a proven track record operating in Mexico. The Tonala, our current KFELS B Class jackup, has been performing outstandingly for PEMEX. "As we grow our presence in the Gulf of Mexico, we are glad to be able to count on Keppel AmFELS as our preferred yard in providing excellent services and offshore rig solutions that are well-regarded by our customers." Keppel AmFELS previously completed Tonala, an ultra premium KFELS B Class jackup, for Perforadora Central in 2004, followed by three LeTourneau S116E rigs, namely Tuxpan in 2010, Papaloapan in 2013 and Coatzacoalcos in 2014. As a group, Keppel O&M is the leading rig provider to the Mexican market, having delivered 16 projects, including this latest rig, with another four on order for Mexico.

10 Oct 2015

Uxpanapa hull successfully launched

The fifth jackup rig that Keppel AmFELS is constructing for Perforadora Central, Uxpanapa, reached a double milestone on 22 September 2015. Its hull was successfully launched into the sea and it also celebrated two million man hours worked without lost time incidents. In recognition of the yard’s achievement, PerforadoraCentral presented the project team with a plaque and safety bonus of US $30,000. Mr Ricardo Cortinas, Vice President, Offshore Drilling Operations, Central Panuco (Perforadora Central) said, “It is always very exciting to see the successful launching of a rig. Central Panuco is very pleased with the on time production schedule of Uxpanapa and would like to congratulate the dedicated employees at Keppel AmFELS for achieving two million man-hours without any lost time incidents.”

10 Oct 2013

Perforadora Central orders another newbuild jackup rig from Keppel AmFELS

Keppel FELS has announced that its American subsidiary Keppel AmFELS won a construction contract from Perforadora Central a Mexican focused drilling company to build a new jackup drilling rig. The unit will be built to Keppel’s proven B Class jackup design with a total construction cost of US$240 million and is the second unit that Perforadora will have currently being constructed at yard, following the order of the Coatzacoalcos jackup back in April 2012. The newbuild jackup rig is expected to be delivered in Q4 2015 and once delivered it will be the fifth jackup rig built by AmFels and delivered to Perforadora since 2004.

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