Rig: Valaris 123

Name Valaris 123
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) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 246 x 240 x 31
Leg Length (ft) 540
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Netherlands
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 30Q
Drawworks HP 6000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model Ultra Enhanced Super A
Year Built 2019
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Kistos Energy


16 Feb 2016

Construction deferred by 19 months

According to Ensco’s February 2016 fleet status report, the delivery of the Ensco 123 jackup has been deferred by 19 months, to the first quarter of 2018.

20 Nov 2013

Ensco orders fourth ENSCO 120 series jackup rig

Ensco plc (Ensco) has announced the ordering of a fourth version of the company’s ENSCO 120 customised series of jackup rigs. Ensco placed the order for the unit which will be named the ‘Ensco 123’ with Keppel FELS in Singapore, just as it has done for the three previous units. Construction of the ‘Ensco 123’ is expected to cost US$285 million, with delivery coming in Q2 2016 along with the option to order another unit of similar design from the yard. The order of the ‘Ensco 123’ follows the recent delivery of the first version of the jackup design the ‘Ensco 120’, which was delivered in August 2013 and is now working for Nexen on its Golden Eagle development in the UK North Sea.

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