Rig: Velesto Naga 8

Name Velesto Naga 8
Owner Velesto Energy
Manager Velesto Energy
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft)
Leg Length (ft) 517
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Malaysia
Region South East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type --
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive --
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model B Class
Year Built 2015
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Hess Corporation


2 Sep 2015

UMW takes delivery of newbuild 'UMW Naga 8' jackup

UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (UMW-OG) officially took delivery of its latest jack-up rig; UMW NAGA 8 from Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M). Designed to address higher requirement market, UMW NAGA 8 is the third KFELS B Class jack-up rig in UMW-OG’s fleet; the first two being UMW NAGA 4 and UMW NAGA 5, which were delivered in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Similar to both its predecessors, UMW NAGA 8 is a premium jack-up drilling rig capable of operating in water depths of up to 400 feet (approximately 125 metres) and drilling to a total depth of 30,000 feet (approximately 9,144 metres) sub-sea. Equipped with the newest and most technologically advanced equipment, additional features include an advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion elevating system, self-positioning fixation system and facilities capable of accommodating 150 personnels. Present to receive the rig at Keppel FELS’s yard was Rohaizad Darus, President, UMW-OG, who shared, “At 400 feet water depth, this latest rig will enable us to address a niche market where there is lesser competition. The additional asset will also provide us with the capacity to cover a wider market, both regionally and globally to continue our growth once the market recovers.” UMW NAGA 8 is currently being prepared to be mobilised for a potential client in Southeast Asia.

6 Feb 2014

Keppel secures repeat contract from UMW to construct jackup rig

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract from UMW Drilling 8 (L) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (UMW Oil & Gas), to construct a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$218 million. Once delivered it will be the third KFELS B Class jackup rig built for UMW Oil & Gas and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2015. The first jackup - 'UMW NAGA 4' - was delivered in February 2013 and the second - 'UMW NAGA 5' - is expected to be completed by Q2 2014. Mr Rohaizad Darus, President, UMW Oil & Gas said, "The KFELS B Class rigs are efficient drilling platforms with industry-leading features and have been well-received by the market. Our first jackup constructed by Keppel FELS, 'UMW NAGA 4', is currently deployed in offshore Malaysia while our second rig, 'UMW NAGA 5', is expected to be delivered in May this year and has already secured a charter from Nido Petroleum Philippines. "We have taken this opportunity to acquire another KFELS B Class jackup from Keppel FELS to enable UMW Oil & Gas to accelerate the growth of our assets portfolio and meet the strong demand for premium jackup drilling rigs in the Asia Pacific region. Keppel FELS has been a good partner for us in delivering high quality rigs on time and without incidents. Teaming up with the world's leading rig builder is a boost to our aim of being Malaysia's premier drilling contractor." The new rig is the 75th KFELS B Class ordered since 2000.

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