ENSCO Orders Lamprell-Built Jackups

LeTourneau Technologies Super 116E jackup drilling rig lamprell
LeTourneau Technologies Super 116E jackup drilling rig, image: Lamprell

Lamprell, the UAE-based rig builder has won a new order today from ENSCO for a pair of LeTourneau-designed, Super 116E (Enhanced) Class jack-up drilling rigs.  The total contract value is approximately USD $390 million and includes a six-month option for two more rigs of the same design.

The rigs are designed to operate in water depths of up to 340 feet with a rated drilling depth of 30,000 feet, and will also incorporate a number of Ensco proprietary features and specifications. Lamprell will fabricate both jackup rigs in its Hamriyah yard.  Delivery of the first rig to Ensco scheduled to take place in Q2 2016 with the second rig being delivered in Q3 2016.