On December 15th the jackup rig Noble Regina Allen experienced a mechanical issue while preparing to move from its location approximately 26 miles off the coast of Trinidad.
technical failure in the jacking gear appears to have caused damage to the bow leg braces and joints, preventing the rig from being able to fully retract one of its legs.
With the structural integrity of the leg compromised, all rig personnel have been evacuated after confirming watertight integrity.
The rig completed all well operations before the event occurred and thus the well is secure.
Noble is working closely with our customer and local authorities in response to the incident
Offshore driller Noble Corporation, stated.
The Noble Regina Allen jack-up rig is capable of accommodate up to 150 people. It also has a drilling depth capability of 35,000 feet, thus being able to operate in water depths of up to 400 ft.