Lamprell provides a full suite of refurbishment services for jackup rigs including re-certification, conversions and major upgrades. Lamprell was originally founded as a rig refurbishment company in the late 1970s and is a trusted leader in the region, delivering safe, high quality products. The rig refurbishment scope varies with every project and can range from a simple repair to a major docking lasting several months for the upgrade or replacement of old, obsolete and sometimes damaged equipment and machinery. Lamprell has developed its rig refurbishment facilities in Port Khalid and in the Hamriyah Free Zone in the Emirate of Sharjah, to specifically suit its docking operations with deep water berths to cater for all rig designs. The Company has successfully completed numerous refurbishment projects for drilling contractors, including Millennium Offshore Services, Noble Drilling, Ensco, Rowan, Seadrill, Hercules, Aban, Atwood, Saudi Aramco, Saipem, Transocean, Nabors, National Drilling Company, Arabian Drilling Company and Japan Drilling Company. Lamprell consistently strives to operate to exceptional standards of safety and operational excellence, with a skilled, highly motivated workforce continuously delivering projects of the highest quality and complexity, on time and within budget.

Scope of Work

  • Piping
  • Helideck construction, refurbishment, upgrade or replacement
  • Rig configuration to accommodation or process and vice versa
  • Drilling systems, hull equipment, engine replacement and re-power works
  • Rig conversion, upgrades, re-activation, modification and repair
  • Leg repair, replacement, extension and strengthening
  • Accommodation total refit, refurbishment, upgrade or extension
  • Electrical and instrumentation
  • Engineering, surveys and technical support

A look back to 2015

    After a positive start in 2015, the rig refurbishment business saw a slowdown in later months. In 2015 we delivered a total of 11 rig refurbishment projects and won a total of nine new contracts, all repeat business from established customers. Some clients have stacked their jackup rigs with Lamprell until market conditions improve, with a total of eight rigs located across our yards in 2015. This is an important service for clients while the market recovers and allows for a rapid response to refurbish or upgrade a rig when it is redeployed.