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26 Jan 2013

Keppel FELS delivers first of 20 rigs slated for 2013

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is delivering its first rig of 2013 to Vision Drilling Pte Ltd (Vision Drilling), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyprus based Dynamic Offshore Drilling Limited (Dynamic Offshore Drilling). The KFELS B Class jackup rig, Dynamic Vision, will be Vision Drilling's first such rig and will be delivered almost two months ahead of schedule with a perfect safety record.

It is the first of the 20 offshore rigs that Keppel FELS is expected to deliver in 2013, a record number for any yard worldwide.

Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, speaking as the Guest of Honour at the naming ceremony today, said, "The offshore and marine industry is a key part of Singapore's economy and we are proud that Keppel, a home-grown company, has established itself as a global leader in the design, construction and repair of mobile offshore rigs. The successful delivery of Dynamic Vision is testament to Keppel's proven capabilities and the strong industry partnerships it has built up."

Mr Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director (Offshore), Keppel Offshore & Marine and Managing Director, Keppel FELS added, "We are pleased to be able to deliver our first rig of 2013 two months ahead of schedule. It augurs well for the rest of the 19 rigs that we expect to deliver this year. For the month of January alone, we are delivering three rigs. Our ability to deliver these rigs on time or ahead of time and safely is due to two factors; the continuous process and productivity improvements we have implemented in the yard; and the fact that the majority of the rigs being built are to our proprietary designs.

"In addition, we also have a very good partnership with Vision Drilling, having worked with their management team previously. Over the years, Keppel FELS has seen growing interest from Indian offshore and marine companies. Since 2003, they have ordered a total of ten jackup rigs, all of which are of the KFELS B Class design. We look forward to enhancing our relationship with them and continuing to service India's oil and gas market."

Deepwater Drilling & Services Pvt. Ltd, an India-based company in the Dynamic Offshore Drilling Group, has a five year charter with Fortune 500 Indian National Oil Company Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd for work in the Western part of Offshore India.

Mr Naresh Kumar, Chairman of Dynamic Offshore Drilling said, "India's growing energy demand is driving the country to actively increase its offshore oil and gas production. The proven KFELS B Class jackup design, coupled with our established experience in offshore drilling, places Vision Drilling in a good position to meet this demand.

"In growing our fleet of high specification jackup rigs, we look to continue to, work with reliable shipyards and Keppel FELS has again lived up to its reputation as the world leader in rig building with this early delivery."

Built and optimised to meet the unique environmental requirements of India, Dynamic Vision is capable of operating in water depths of 350 feet and drilling down to 30,000 feet. Keppel's advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion elevating system and self-positioning fixation system have been incorporated into the design.


About Dynamic Offshore Drilling
Dynamic Offshore Drilling is an International Drilling Company headquartered in Cyprus. It aims to be a significant player in the high specification premium jackup rig segment with strong emphasis on ethics, QHSE and operational excellence.

Dynamic Offshore Drilling is backed by a strong industrial house and senior management team with over 200 man years of combined experience in drilling operations, project management and engineering excellence. The team has a strong safety track record and has contributed to winning many IADC safety awards. The management of the group is well established, highly reputed and well recognised by the industry for quality services delivered professionally, economically, safely and efficiently. The team has worked very closely with the Keppel FELS team on two KFELS B Class jackup rigs which have been deployed under long term contracts with strong day rates with a Fortune 500 National Oil Company in the past.

About Keppel FELS
Keppel FELS is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), a wholly-owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. Keppel FELS is a leading designer, builder and repairer of high-performance mobile offshore rigs. Its portfolio of proprietary designs and floating production solutions meets a broad spectrum of operating requirements, including deep waters and harsh environments.

As a group, Keppel O&M is also a leader in ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding. Its near market, near customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 20 yards and offices in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions. Integrating the experience and expertise of its yards worldwide, the group aims to be the provider of choice and partner for solutions for the offshore and marine industry. For more information on Keppel FELS, visit


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