Reuse of old drilling rigs

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HOEC installed a state-of-the-art production facility KGB Gibraltar former Jack Up Drill rig that will help in the delivery of the pioneering B-80 marginal field development. This will also mark the first successful deployment of a MOPU in India by a private entity. HOEC has successfully developed and operated multiple oil and gas fields in India and hopes to continue the success with B-80 and other marginal field developments in the coming years.
The next step will be the installation of the CALM Buoy installed by DP 2 Multi Purpose Work vessel Millennium 3 and subsea Flexible and Flowline, installed by the DP 2 DSV Lichtenstein. The project is expected to be completed in time for achieving first oil by 2021 Photo / text : Gerard Maijntz OCM HOEC B-80 Project

PS> I did many rig moves on this one, both as the Key Gibraltar for Keydrill and as GSF Key Gibraltar after the merger with Santa Fe and finally Transocean:

Originally a slotted rig, but converted to cantilever type sometime in the 1980s.

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Jack up rig converted for the decommissioning market is active in the southern North Sea:


The jack up ERDA with on deck the topside of the AMETHYST C1D platform arriving in Vlissingen
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