Keppel Confirms Talks with Borr Drilling on Sale of Jack-Ups

Singapore-based rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine has confirmed it is in talks with Norwegian drilling contractor Borr Drilling over the possible sale of jack-up rigs currently being built Keppel FELS. The confirmation of talks comes after a report from the Business Times, which stated that Keppel was seeking to offload six jack-up rigs to the drilling contractor … [Read more...]

World’s Biggest Rig Builder Delivers First Rig of 2018

The world's largest rig builder, Keppel FELS, has delivered its first rig of 2018 and the first of five jackups that it is building for Borr Drilling. The jackup rig, SAGA, was delivered by Keppel FELS in Singapore. Keppel FELS is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. "We are pleased to deliver the first rig to our new customer Borr Drilling," said Mr Chris Ong, CEO … [Read more...]

Maersk Drilling Names Third XLE-Type Jack-Up

Maersk Drilling has announced the delivery of its third and final XL Enhanced (XLE) ultra harsh environment jack-up rig being constructed by Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. The new rig was officially named Saturday morning at a ceremony held at the shipyard which saw sponsor Mrs. Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President in Statoil, having the honor of naming the rig … [Read more...]

Keppel FELS Denies Involvement in Petrobras Bribery Scandal

Last week, a huge corruption scandal at Petrobras resulted in an entire change-out of the top leadership at the Brazilian energy major.  A report by Brazilian news magazine Veja has alleged that representatives of Keppel FELS Brasil and SembMarine's Jurong Aracruz shipyard paid Petrobras officials more than USD $6 million  in bribes. Keppel FELS owns the largest shipyard in … [Read more...]

Keppel FELS Named World’s Largest Rig Builder by Guinness

Singapore's Keppel FELS is officially the world largest manufacturer of offshore rigs by rig delivery count, this according to the renowned Guinness World Records. Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, made the announced that it has received the title of "Largest manufacturer of offshore rigs - current" by Guinness World Records for delivering 21 … [Read more...]