Promet Launches Its Biggest Jackup For Offshore Company
The recent christening of Offshore Jupiter (shown above) was of great significance to Promet, as this is the largest rig christened to date at its yard in Jurong, Singapore. The ceremony was performed by Mrs. Audrey Richardson, wife of George T. Richardson, president and chief operating officer, The Offshore Company of Houston.
This four-legged, mobile jackup rig, 165 feet by 140 feet by 18 feet, is the first built by Promet for The Offshore Company. To date, this is the second project awarded to Promet by the company. The first project was for a conversion job at Abu Dhabi for the jackup rig Bahram. Promet completed the modifications in 28 days.
The Offshore Jupiter is a versatile rig suited for areas such as the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Mexico. Equipped with recessed tank footings, it has a maximum water depth capability of 150 feet and a shallow water entry depth of 12 to 14 feet, plus a full cantilever capability for workover/ completion drilling operations.
The platform includes a cambered deck steel hull about 18 feet deep and is supported by four tubular caisson type legs.
It can house 82 men on three levels above deck, and is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Still on the orderbook at Promet are two jackup barges for Sun Contractors, and rigs for Sedco Inc., Zapata Offshore, Drilling Investment Ltd., and Arabian Drilling.