A Noble Corporation jack-up rig was evacuated off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago last week due to a mechanical issue involving one of its legs, the company said in a statement.
The incident took place last Thursday, December 15, on board the Noble Regina Allen as it was preparing to moving from its location approximately 26 miles off the coast of Trinidad, the larger of the two major islands.
“A technical failure in the jacking gear appears to have caused damage to the bow leg braces and joints, preventing the rig from being able to fully retract one of its legs. With the structural integrity of the leg compromised, all rig personnel have been evacuated after confirming watertight integrity,” the company said in a statement.
The rig completed all well operations before the incident occurred and the well is secure. Noble said it is working closely with its customer and local authorities in response to the incident.
The Noble Regina Allen is a F&G JU-3000N design jack-up built in 2013 and rated for water depths up to 400 feet. The rig is under contract by an undisclosed customer until September 2023.
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