Lonestar Rig 1, TDS 2000

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Lonestar 1 is a semi-submersible drilling unit of the TDS 2000 design, constructed by Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) for Queiroz Galvao Oil and Gas at the Gulf Piping Company’s (GPC) fabrication yard in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

Kentech was brought in to the project as part of a recovery programme following slippages in schedule.

Kentech mobilized its work preparation team and worked closely with SBM and GPC on a work plan to achieve the accelerated completion.

It was agreed that Kentech would take over the cable installation scope from the existing contractor and following the mobilization of over 200 personnel, Kentech managed to exceed client targets and assisted in bringing the project to a successful conclusion.  In total, Kentech executed 375,154 manhours without a lost time incident.

Following completion, the rig was destined to operate in the Brazilian offshore sector.  It is capable in operating in water depths 2,000-2,400 metres and drilling to over 7,500 metres sub-surface.

Kentech has successfully executed a number of similar projects at GPC’s yard since the initial contract in the Middle East in 2006.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.