About Us

Our Company
Our Team
Our Strengths
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Energy Drilling is a company established to develop, build and operate the next generation of self erecting tender rigs.

New generation tender assist barge rigs, EDrill-1 and EDrill-2, after been delivered in 2014 from Cosco Guangdong Shipyard, are currently chartered for long term development drilling campaigns offshore in the Gulf of Thailand.

High specification semi-tender Guo Hai Tai He, formerly EDrill-3, is ready for development drilling service in severe environments and for specialized, deep-water service coupled to trussed SPAR’s or TLP’s. Energy Drilling retains option rights to build additional units and is also exploring a compact semi-tender design which is well suited to shallow water programs.

Energy Drilling's highly skilled & experienced team has previously managed and delivered over 10 new tender drilling rigs. We have developed specifications, managed construction and operated tender rigs for various major oil companies. Furthermore, we have also introduced innovative solutions to advance the efficiency and safety of tender assisted drilling operations.
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Alf C Thorkildsen


Mr. Thorkildsen joined Hitecvision in 2013 from the position Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill. During his tenure, Seadrill grew to be the world’s largest driller by market capitalisation and enterprise value. Mr. Thorkildsen joined Seadrill in 2006 as CFO. Prior to this, he was the CFO of Smedvig ASA, a leading Norwegian drilling company, which was acquired by Seadrill in 2006.

Mr. Thorkildsen started his career in 1980 in Larsen and Hagen Shipping and worked thereafter for 20 years in numerous senior positions at Shell. Mr. Thorkildsen has a degree in business from Handelsakademiet in Norway and an MBA from Arizona State University.

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Marcus Chew

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus is a qualified naval architect and has over 25 years of experience in the rig building industry. He started in 1987 with Keppel fels and served as Naval Architect, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Marketing Manager, General Manager Engineering. He successfully built and delivered several multi-million offshore projects including the Petrobras P-18 production semi-submersible and Saga Varg FPSO.

In 1997 he joined Smedvig (now known as Seadrill) as Director of Business Development and concurrently Director of Projects where he successfully managed the building and commissioning of a complete new fleet of 10 modern tender rigs in the market over the last 12 years. He holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a post graduate PMD from Harvard Business School.

Interview with Energy Boardroom – 23rd December 2013
Interview with Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper – 18th March 2016

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Viggo Pedersen

Chief Financial Officer

Viggo has been involved in financing offshore drilling rigs globally for more than 15 years. He joined Energy Drilling in 2022 from principal investor OMP Capital AS where he was Managing Director and head of portfolio management. Prior to that Viggo was a Director at Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd. and worked as a corporate & investment banker with DNB ASA in New York and Singapore focusing on energy & transportation clients. Viggo holds a MSc in Finance from University of Aarhus and a BCom from the University of Auckland

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Luc Plouzennec

Vice President Operations & Marketing

With a Master of Science Degree in General Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers, Luc comes with a long track record from both Schlumberger and most recently Ensco in Singapore. He has experience as Rig Manager in the past in Africa, the North Sea and South East Asia. Whilst based in Singapore, Luc also served as Regional Operations Manager for a 3 year period overlooking Jack-ups, Moored and DP Semi-subs across Asia Pacific. He joined Energy Drilling in September 2017.

  • 01 People

    Strong management team with an extensive track record committed to “Raising the Bar”.
  • 02 Assets

    Advancing premium tender rig assets creating new market opportunities.
  • 03 Clients

    Wide range of clients from across the industry.
  • 04 Track Record

    Providing safe, trustworthy, excellent and quality tender assist drilling solutions since 2012.
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Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”)

I am delighted to share with you Energy Drilling’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information, where we list out our ESG priorities.

As part of running a safe, accountable, and profitable international business, we are committed to continously improving our ESG performance and share our progress. We appreciate your curiosity in learning how we are moving forward to reduce our environmental impact, look after our people, raise and strengthen corporate governance standards.


Marcus Chew, CEO Energy Drilling Management


We will build and sustain relationships both within and external to the company by assessing, anticipating, and fulfilling stated and implied needs.

We will achieve this through;

  • Professional delivery of services that meet customer expectations;
  • Periodic review of our goals, objectives and work procedures to ensure continual improvement;
  • Meeting our employees expectations for safety, training and morale;
  • Having competent employees who have both the knowledge and skills to perform their work;
  • Having systems and procedures that are understood;
  • Utilising industry leading technology to ensure we work efficient and smart.

Health and Safety

We conduct our business in a manner that results in no incidents and no injuries.

We will achieve this through;

  • Providing adequate control of health and safety risks in the workplace;
  • Consulting with our employees on matters affecting health and safety;
  • Ensure all employees are competent to perform their tasks;
  • Maintaining safe and healthy working condition.


Our business shall be conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

We will achieve this through;

  • Proactively assessing and controlling our environmental aspects and impacts;
  • Managing our environmental footprint;
  • Identifying and complying with relevant environmental legislation and regulations and other requirements to which we subscribe.