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1 Year LTI free for Rig EDrill-2

October 12th, 2017

Just a month after commemorating rig EDrill-1's LTI-free operations, we're delighted to announce too that our rig EDrill-2 in Myanmar, has reached a remarkable milestone of 1 year without LTI.

The CEO, Marcus Chew, went to the rig on 25th October to mark the 1 year LTI-Free operations and has this to say to the crew:-
"My personal heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the supervisors and crew of EDrill-2 for achieving this important milestone.
While we take time to celebrate our successes,
we must also acknowledge all our lapses. Safety must remain our TOP priority until it becomes part of our organisation’s DNA."

 
"Congratulations! This must be an exceptional safe culture considering there are approx. 150 POB most of the time to handle complex operations; both Drilling and Sand Control Completions along with SIMOPS operation for early production including yearly new local crew rotation"
Message from SVP Well Operations Division, Pasuk Eagark, PTTEP

 
"Congratulations EDrill-2 team for 1 year without LTI operation! This safety milestone could not have been achieved without team effort.
Never Give Safety A Day Off"
Message from GM, Myanmar Well Operations, Kamolchai Pattanapong, PTTEPI


Rig EDrill-2 group shot with crew, management team from both Energy Drilling and PTTEPI & 3rd party Contractors

1 Year LTI free for Rig EDrill-1

September 09th, 2017

We are proud to announce that our rig EDrill-1 in the Gulf of Thailand reached a remarkable milestone of 1 year without LTI in September of 2017.

"Please join me and the Board in congratulating rig EDrill-1 and her crew for achieving a 1 year LTI free operations.
This important milestone would not have been attained without the commitment of the crew to a safe working culture and the strong visible leadership by the rig management.
Safety has to be part of our company’s DNA – it has to be ingrained in the way we behave and the way we work.
Well done EDrill-1. You have come a long way and make us proud!"
Message from CEO, Marcus Chew, Energy Drilling

"Our thumbs up to our brothers and sisters at EDrill-1 for their significant achievement. This is a good example of the commitment to exceptional safe culture from Energy Drilling where its improvement plan for the new rig and new crew proven to be working and sustaining.
Let’s congratulate rig EDrill-1 and her crew for achieving 1 Year LTI Free.
To reach this achievement, the crew has committed to a safe culture, with strong visible leadership from rig management setting the example for all, to ensure everyone goes home, without harm, every day."

Message from SVP Well Operations Division, Pasuk Eagark, PTTEP


Rig EDrill-1 group shot with members from PTTEP, Energy Drilling & 3rd party Contractors

Energy Drilling Acquires Rights to Two Newbuild Rigs

June 22nd, 2017

Energy Drilling Management Pte. Ltd. (EDMPL) is pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMIH) on 16th June 2017, thereby acquiring exclusive marketing and operating rights to two premium newbuild drilling rigs.

Energy Drilling's CEO, Marcus Chew, explained "Despite the weak outlook for the offshore market, we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to grow the company and to create exciting opportunities for all employees to grow with us. By acquiring the rights to market and operate newly built high spec rigs that have been abandoned in shipyards allows Energy Drilling to embark on our “capital light” strategy."

The first unit is a tender assist barge rig designated as Hull No. CMHI (JS)-151-1 which was delivered for development drilling in South East Asia and West Africa in 2016.

It is a high specification, quality build that is fully commissioned and ready for mobilisation upon short notice.


151-1 at quayside during commissioning with it's assembled DES at right


Second unit is a three-legged cantilever type jack-up drilling rig from Gusto CJ46-X100-D, and it is intended for use in water depths up to 350ft. in a moderate environment.

GustoMSC offers advanced technologies that gives it competitive advantages such as patented X-Y cantilever with full 1,500 Kips capability over the drilling envelope up to 70ft. x 40ft. and secured fixation for the jacking system.


Gusto CJ46-X100-D Drilling Jack-up incorporates both proven and advanced technologies


Energy Drilling’s VP Operation, Lyle Ewashen, commented "We welcome this opportunity to operate another new generation tender assist rig and look forward to putting it into active service as soon as possible. Even though we are a pure play tender assist service provider, we know jack-up rigs very well by competing against them for many years. The CJ46 is a unique unit and will offer an excellent opportunity for us to expand our line of services and expertise."

Rick Verlinden hands baton to Graeme Bain

May 25th, 2017

In a farewell dinner hosted by Marcus Chew at Alba 1836 Singapore, Rick Verlinden has said he leaves the job with "very fond memories and with a deep well of pride" in the men and women he has worked with.

Rick has a reputation for working well with clients and employees, and for his relentless commitment towards operations and safety.

Rick also was intrumental to operations and operations support and not only mentored junior staffs but provided guidance to colleagues. These proved invaluable as they soared through the ranks.

Just recently, K. Pasuk, Senior VP of PTTEP, commended crew on board EDrill-2 for their passion in safety culture and efficiently turning rig EDrill-2 into multi-mode capability. Rig EDrill-2 successfully catered to high no. of POBs, complex drilling and completions plus full SIMOPS (for early production) and has safely gone through cyclone season offshore Myanmar.

K. Sarit R., Drilling Superintendent of PTTEP, has this to say of Rick, "I had a great time working with Rick. He's just always positive and has the "Can Do" attitude. I also had a lot of fun with him on the golf course especially watching his 'big banana' slice of the tee-box!"

And in a fitting gesture for an avid golfer, Marcus presented Rick with a personalised Taylormade® M2 Driver.

We wish him happy golfing. Hit them long and straight Rick!

To one of the best people that the company has ever had, congratulations on your retirement Rick!

Taking over from Rick is Graeme Bain, who will officially assume position as EDrill-2's Rig Manager in June 2017.

'Tender' Loving Care for Rig EDrill-3

May 17th, 2017

Rig EDrill-3 while awaiting delivery, is undergoing maintenance, periodic operations of her equipment following a detailed check lists and other OEM procedures necessary to keep her in an optimum ready-to-drill condition.

There is a team of approx. 10 personnel from the yard to operate the equipment for maintenance on a regular basis.


EDrill-3 currently at COSCO Guangdong Shipyard, Area D and Berth no.6 with her DES alongside.

Maintenance is verified by our colleague, Lead QA Inspector, Thomas Wong, who is stationed full-time in the yard.

Shore power connection for both Semi-Tender and DES is provided to keep the heaters operating 24/7 to ensure all the motors and electrical panels are away from moisture.

The emergency and main generators are run twice a month allowing all major equipment in the Semi-Tender to be operated.

Maintenance schedule is also provided by COSCO Yard and followed closely as per OEM’s recommendation.

 
Snippet of Monthly Maintenance Plan

Hull fans and air handling units are also switched on and the machinery spaces and accommodation aired out for circulation.

The mud pumps and drawworks are manually turned with the lubrication pump running.

Concurrently, DES equipment are connected by the yard’s shore power with the heaters hooked up for all the motors and electrical panels. Any equipment in the open are also covered and protected from the elements.

On top of switching on all the heaters for the electrical motors, monthly megger testing of the motors are performed to verify insulation is sound.


Her galley is ready to cook up a storm!