3 March 2010

“REP Holding” participates in the final stage of the construction of the jackup rig “Arctic”

REP Holding continues installation supervision and commissioning of switchboard equipment and automated control equipment for jack-up rig “Arctic”. Rig “Arctic” is constructed on the enterprise “Zvezdochka” (Severodvinsk).

Currently the construction of the first rig of the same class in Russia is on the last stage.

The commissioning operations and the mooring trials are going to be performed in summer. The running production tests with two-three weeks out to the sea and the exploratory drilling are going to be performed in autumn. The rig “Arctic” to the customer (OJSC “Gazprom”) is planning to 2010, after which the rig will join the fleet of “Gazflot LLC”.

The reference information

The intention of the jackup rig “Arctic” is an exploratory and development drilling of oil and gas wells with the width up to 6500 m from surface wellheads located at sea depths from 7 to 100 m.

The jackup “Arctic” – is the non self-propelled drilling rig on three pillars, with a residential module at the bow, with a helicopter landing pad and drilling unit, which is posted on pull-out console in the rear part of the rig.

The main technical characteristics of jackup rig “Arctic”:

  • the hull length 88 m,
  • the hull width 66 m
  • the board height 9,7 m,
  • the empty weight 15 100 tones
  • the number of wells 12
  • the crew of 90 people.

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