Mexico rig

Grupo R takes delivery of rigs

MEXICO CITY, March 28, 2016 – Mexican services conglomerate Grupo R has taken delivery of two jackup rigs from Keppel FELS, the company announced on Monday. Part of a five-rig contract, the Cantarell 1 and Cantarell 2 jackups will be put to work in the like-named Pemex field off the Yucatan Peninsula.


Cantarell 1 and Cantarell 2 are classified as KFELS B jackup rigs, designed to drill to more than 9,000 m in as much as 122 m of water. Built in Singapore in 2015, the rigs can accommodate 150 people. With the arrival of the two self-elevating units, the total number of KFELS B class rigs in Mexican waters comes to 10.

Mexico’s Cantarell complex, with reserves to the tune of 35 billion barrels of oil, comprises the Akal, Nohoch, Chac and Kutz fields, and covers an area of 181 square kilometres. Work on Cantarell 3 and 4 is underway in Singapore.

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