Cameron introduces LETOURNEAU Jaguar Class self-elevating drilling unit

Houston TX - April 22, 2015 - Cameron (NYSE: CAM) is announcing the introduction of its new LETOURNEAU Jaguar Class self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit.

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Utilizing the LETOURNEAU 1000-kip elevating unit and the LETOURNEAU STORM LOK leg fixation system, the Jaguar is capable of operating in water depths to 400 ft (122 m) in harsh conditions or 500 ft (152 m) in moderate waters. The rig also can drill ultra-HPHT wells to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) with a hook load of 2.5 M lb and a setback capacity of 1700 kips in quads, filling the market gap between the typical premium and ultra-large jack-ups.

The Jaguar Class builds upon the success of previous LETOURNEAU designs, which account for the largest number of active jack-up rigs in operation today. Unique to our LETOURNEAU rig designs, the Jaguar only requires a leg fixation system in severe storm conditions. This design feature yields approximately a half-day savings each time a rig is moved. Another unique feature of the Jaguar is the design of its spud can and leg well, which allows for pulling individual legs above the waterline. It also permits classification society Special Periodic Survey inspection without dry docking, potentially saving weeks of downtime and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The introduction of the Jaguar Class further expands upon Cameron's Total Rig Package Solutions offering. By providing proven offshore rig designs and drilling and pressure control equipment and services, Cameron is able to provide drilling contractors and shipyards with a complete, fully integrated solution that reduces integration cost and risk.

Other design features include:

  • Cantilever with 1542 MT (3400 kip) maximum combined drilling load capacity, longitudinal reach of 80 ft (24.4 m) or greater, and transverse skidding movement of ±25 ft (7.6 m) of the rig centerline
  • Drilling variable deck load, including cantilever loads of more than 6800 MT (15,000 kips) in 70-knot (36-m/s) winds; Severe storm variable deck load of more than 5000 MT (11,000 kips) in 100-knot (51-m/s) winds
  • Includes 11 active/reserve mud pits and two slugging pits, with a 7770-bbl combined capacity; Expanded pit capacity can be integrated easily during construction or may be retrofitted post-delivery
  • Mud system's large capacity and dedicated piping accommodates simultaneous use of oil, saltwater, and freshwater-based muds without cross contamination
  • Storage-to-well handling of two 25,000 psi BOP stacks
  • Automated tubular handling from pipe rack to downhole, including independent standmaking

"Cameron understands our customers' need to minimize the cost of drilling operations while still utilizing the latest in drilling technologies," commented Greg Hottle, Vice President and General Manager of Cameron's Drilling Systems Division – Rig Designs. "The Jaguar demonstrates our commitment to developing comprehensive drilling solutions that tackle our customers' fiscal and technological requirements."