Petronas Commissions Its First Proet-Built Jackup

Petronas recently commissioned its first offshore jackup drilling rig built at Promet, Private, Ltd., Singapore.

Witnessed by 400 guests, the commissioning ceremony for the Parameswara was performed by Toh Fuan~STihailah, wife of Petronas adviser Tun Hussein Onn.

Worth US $49 million, the Parameswara will undertake both exploration and development activities in Petronas Carigali's exploration block off the East Coast of Malaysia. The block measures 19,800 square kilometers. Initially, the rig will be located at the Duyong gas field.

Based on BMC-300 design, the 65 by 64 by 8-meter rig is capable of working in water depths of up to 91.4 meters and is able to drill to a maximum depth of 7,600 meters. It has three triangular open lattice truss legs, each 131 meters long.

Prominent features of the rig are a four-tier living quarters which can house 90 offshore men, three cranes with boom length of 30.48 meters each, a helideck, messroom, galleys, and a recreation room. The rig was built to ABS classification.

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