Keppel and Seafox to build “world first” jackup

Singapore: Keppel FELS has signed an engineering services agreement with Workfox B.V, part of Seafox Group, to build a purpose-built accommodation jackup rig with well intervention and plug & abandonment features. 
The project is named Seafox 8 and will be able to offer plug & abandonment services, well intervention services, as well as accommodation and crane support services. 
Compared to existing jackups chartered for plug & abandonment work, Seafox 8 is expected to be 25-30% more economical in terms of dayrates. It will be the first accommodation and service jackup unit that is specifically suited to support rigless activities for plug & abandonment and well services at a competitive cost. 
Keesjan Cordia, ceo of Seafox, said, “We believe the jackup we are conceiving, Seafox 8, offers the ideal solution as it can work all year round including during the North Sea’s winter period and undertake multiple services at a time. It is a real workhorse and unlike drilling rigs which are often used to do P&A currently.” 
Wong Kok Seng, managing director of Keppel O&M and Keppel FELS said, “For Seafox 8, we are taking the hull of an ultra-harsh environment rig in our KFELS J Class for use as an accommodation rig with equipment for P&A services.“ [29/04/14]

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