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March 2019 marks the end of a very successful campaign for rig EDrill-2 in Myanmar with PTTEPI.
Our CEO thanked the crew of EDrill-2 for their hard work and dedication for a job well done and putting Energy Drilling on the map of offshore Myanmar.
Below are some of the key highlights and achievements:-
• Dec’15, Arrival at Zawtika field of new build rig, EDrill-2, from COSCO Guangzhou, China
Dear Khun Marcus,
Photos taken by Justin Tan of Kim Heng Yard
Energy Drilling CEO, Marcus Chew, in his recent interview with the CEO Magazine.
“You don’t achieve a world-class operation without dedicated workers – they define us as a company.”
This article was originally published in February 2019, March Asia Edition of CEO Magazine, and is protected by copyright.
Our CEO, Marcus Chew, recently attended the 2018 IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition held in Bangkok Thailand.
Speaking at the conference, Marcus touched on employees' competency and increasing their skill sets. With him at the Executive Plenary Session were senior representatives from leading oil companies, service providers and drilling contractors, Chevron Asia, PTTEP, Sapura Energy, Shelf Drilling & Weatherford .
Watch Marcus' interview with Linda Hsieh, DC Managing Editor, as he talks about taking employee's traning out to the rig site, how the industry can deal with the oversupply of rigs and lessons learned from ultra-efficient drilling operations in the Gulf of Thailand.
This video interview was originally published on the 13th of September 2019 of Drilling Contractor, and is protected by copyright.
12 fishermen have been dramatically rescued off the stormy Andaman sea after their fishing boat capsized.
Last fateful weekend, a fishing boat capsized and left her crew of 12 stranded for 5 days at sea. A joint effort by Energy Drilling, our client, PTTEPI and local authorities provided safe passage and refuge to the stranded crew.
Brad Dewis, OIM, together with Graeme Bain, Rig Manager, extended full support throughout the entire ordeal. The fishermen were well looked after onboard EDrill-2. This reaffirmed that our commitment to safety, one of our core values, is well integrated within our ranks.
Below is a snippet of an account from one of the crew, translated by Maung Thein Shwe, EDrill-2's Rig Translator.
They said,”Our livelihoods depend on fishing, we all are fishermen. Unfortunately, our wooden fishing boat was effected by strong wind and it sunk into the bottom of the sea.
Luckily, we had a small rowing boat and that was the only one remaining for our survival and escape. We have been floating in water for 5 days.
Finally, from a distance, we saw a platform and although at a time when we were all exhausted, almost dying from exhaustion, hunger and thirst, we made a collective decision that the only thing that we had to do was "we would have to sail to reach there’’. However, strong wind and tide delayed us and it took a day before we were anywhere near rig EDrill-2.
We received a lot of assistance from rig EDrill-2, under the collaboration of her crew which was done safely and systematically.
Every single crew member onboard treated us very warmly, gave us food, clothing, shoes, cigarettes and money. We are also thankful for the transportation arranged for us to go back home safely. When we were transferred to a supply boat to be sent back onshore, supervisors on EDrill-2 were keeping communication with us.
We would not have any chance of survival if this rig didn’t save us. We are sure that we will die and not survive from this perilous condition.
Now, with the care of this rig’s supervisors, they did not only save our lives but also our families that we left behind.
So we do thank everyone involved, again and again, and really appreciate for the help and the medical treatment received for our injured crew.
We will be praying for you and may your project be successful. This act of kindness will be forever remembered in our lives.”
Group photo with the survivors and EDrill-2's Translator, JD
Brad Dewis, OIM, handing out a token to remember us by, to one of the crew, after a safety debrief.
Jonathan Haire, materialsman, followed suit, with MOGE's rep. smiling & witnessing in the background