Oro Negro Orders Two More Pacific Class 400 Jack-Ups from PPL Shipyard

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Pacific Class 400 jack-up, image courtesy PPL Shipyard

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL Shipyard announced today they have secured orders from repeat customer Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, S.A.P.I. de C.V (Oro Negro) for two additional Pacific Class 400 Jack-up rigs.  These turnkey contracts have a combined value of US$417 million and brings the total number of jack-ups ordered by Oro Negro to four units.

Scheduled for delivery at end of the fourth quarter of 2014 and end of first quarter 2015, these rigs incorporate the latest drilling equipment for improved drilling efficiency, offline handling features and simultaneous operations support.  They will be capable of operating in waters of  up to 400 feet and drilling high pressure and high temperature wells to depths of 30,000 feet.  

These rigs will be equipped with increased accommodation with full catering facilities and amenities for a complement of 150 people on board in one-man and two-man cabins.

Mr Gonzalo Gil, CEO of Oro Negro, said “We are pleased to have PPL Shipyard as the builder of another two jack-up rigs in our fleet. The first two units currently under construction are progressing well and we are confident that the strong collaboration will continue with the third and fourth jack-up units. Once operational, these high specification jack-up rigs will further strengthen our rig fleet, positioning Oro Negro as a leading player to capitalise on emerging opportunities within Mexico’s growing offshore market.”