Drilling Market Focus: Singapore leads in current jack up construction

Strong worldwide demand for rigs has companies placing orders for newbuilds. Drilling contractors and operators took delivery of 17 new jack ups from 2000-04 (OGJ, Dec. 20, 2004, p. 39) and 15 more are under construction, scheduled for completion in 2005-07. Additional contracts are under discussion (Table 1). Click here to enlarge imageSingapore leads in the construction of jack up drilling rigs, scheduled for delivery in 2000-07. Keppel FELS Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. and SembCorp Marine Ltd., a division of SembCorp Industries, have seven and four jack ups, respectively, under construction in Singapore. SembCorp Marine is building jack ups at two of its four Singapore shipyards: PPL ...

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