Promet Awarded Contract For Jackup Drill Rig By Saudi Arabian Owner

Promet Private Limited of Singapore, with the collaboration of Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced receipt of a contract for the construction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, c a n t i l e v e r beam, mobile d r i l l i n g platform from Arabian Drilling Company, Damman, a Saudi Arabian corporation.

The drilling unit, 174 feet by 162 feet 6 inches by 18 feet, is intended to operate at a water depth up to 200 feet. It will have three independent, triangular truss legs each 300 feet long. The platform will be raised or lowered by means of Baker Marine rack and pinion, electrohydraulic j a c k i n g gear.

Jacking speed will be 60 feet per hour, and total holding capacity in drilling position will be 10,800 short tons. The rig will have threelevel quarters designed to accommodate 80 personnel.

The unit will be capable of drilling nine wells at any one location.

It will be operated by Forex-Neptune of France in Saudi Arabian waters. Scheduled for delivery in November 1981, the rig will be built to American Bureau of Shipping classification +A1, Self-Elevating Platform.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 4,  Oct 15, 1980

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