Singapore-based Keppel FELS has delivered two jackup rigs to Mexico-based Grupo R.

The Cantarell I and Cantarell II rigs have been built to Keppel’s KFELS B Class design and will be chartered to Mexico’s national oil company Pemex to carry out operations in the Cantarell offshore oilfield.

Keppel said that these are the first two of five jackup rigs that the company is building for Grupo R.

"Despite the current low oil price environment, the market continues to prefer safe and efficient rigs."

Keppel O&M managing director Wong Kok Seng said: "We are pleased to deliver another two rigs in 2016 to our quality client Grupo R.

"Despite the current low oil price environment, the market continues to prefer safe and efficient rigs with a proven track record like our KFELS B Class."

With delivery of these rigs, a total of ten KFELS B Class structures will be operating in Mexico. Pemex directly owns two of them.

The KFELS jackup was developed by Keppel’s offshore technology development (OTD) and is capable of operating in water depths of 400ft, with capacity to drill 30,000ft deep.

Equipped with a fully automated rack and pinion jacking system, and self-positioning fixation system, the rig has full amenities and can accommodate 150 personnel.

Keppel has so far delivered three rigs in 2016.