EDrill-2 at Kerisi Platform for MEDCO Energi

April 12th, 2020

On Good Friday, EDrill-2 completed the heavy lifts for erecting the DES at the Kerisi platform in the Natunas Seas for her contract with Medco Energi. She mobilised from Singapore on 25th March 2020, for the 2+3 wells contract over 4 platforms which is estimated to last till the end of the year.

The team under the leadership of Rig Manager, Graeme Bain, and OIM, Gary Bunn, did a praiseworthy job of motivating the crew in getting the heavy lifting done safely in challenging conditions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team from Medco Energi lead by Arie Septiantoro, Manager Well Operations Offshore, is also very professional and co-operative all the way from the word go.

“I am very grateful and proud of the crew for getting the job done under these stressful conditions. These are no ordinary days, every aspect from crew change to logistics poses serious challenges and I can’t thank the team enough for their dedication and determination to get the job done safely. We are also thankful for the co-operation and understanding from Medco in this difficult period.”, said Marcus Chew, the CEO of Energy Drilling.

EDrill-2 days before departure - Photo courtesy of Gary Bunn, OIM

EDrill-2 setting anchor buoys shortly after arrival on location - Photo courtesy of Mark Boerner, Barge Master

One of four heavy lifts - Photo courtesy of Mark Boerner, Barge Master

A Year End Reunion

December 24th, 2019

October 2014 was the last time we saw both the EDrill-1 and EDrill-2 alongside each other at COSCO Guangzhou yard. Fast track 5 years later in the last quarter of 2019, we welcome them at POE Marine yard in Singapore. Both rigs with their crew led by rig managers, Dave Sandall and Graeme Bain, faced challenges at start but with resolve, dedication and support, have achieved many firsts and commendable milestones that we can all be proud of.

During their short stay in Singapore, both rigs undergo planned preventive maintenance and re-certification in preparation for their new contracts in 2020. EDrill-1 will start on a new 4 year contract with PTTEP in Thailand and EDrill-2 will start on a new contract with Medco Energi in the Natuna Seas, Indonesia, with a startup date in March 2020.


Rig EDrill-1 arrives alongside her sister rig, EDrill-2, at POE Marine yard, Singapore


EDrill-1 chartered for Arthit Asset Drilling Campaign

December 09th, 2019

Energy Drilling has been awarded a contract by PTT Exploration & Production International (PTTEP) on the 4th December 2019 to provide drilling services on the Arthit field in Gulf of Thailand. This contract secures employment for the high specification tender rig EDrill-1, for a firm term of 3 years and 4 months with an option period of 7 months.

The Arthit field is located 230km offshore of Thailand’s Songkhla province in the Gulf of Thailand. The field lies at a water depth of 262ft (80m) and commenced production in 2008.

EDrill-1 has worked continuously for PTTEP on the neighbouring Bongkot field since its delivery in 2014 and has just successfully completed a 5 year drilling programme in December 2019. Commencement on the Arthit field will take place in June 2020 and prior to this the rig will undergo regular maintenance work in Singapore.

The crew of EDrill-1, under the leadership of rig manager, Dave Sandall are looking forward to returning to Thailand and PTTEP.

Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling, commented that, “We are pleased to extend and cement our relationship with premium client PTTEP. This award clearly demonstrates our operational excellence in the Gulf of Thailand as a premium provider of tender assist drilling.”


EDrill-1 in the Gulf of Thailand, making history since 2014

OIM Dave W. with PTTEP Co. Man K. Nuttapol and Dave S., Rig Manager after rigging down at last platform


Site Visit by Board Members

November 28th, 2019

EDrill-2 had the pleasure of hosting Energy Drilling's Chairman, Oscar Spieler, and board members at POE Marine Yard, Singapore, just recently.

Whilst in the yard, rig EDrill-2's accommodation and equipment on both tender and DES undergo routine care and maintenance after a successful campaign offshore Malaysia with EnQuest. Onsite, they were given a tour by Materials Manager, Jimmy Wong, & Technical Manager, Jason Tan, and were briefed on the detailed work plan carried out by the maintenance team.

They left the yard impressed with the commitment and dedication at getting EDrill-2 hot and ready for her next challenge.


Marcus Chew, CEO Energy Drilling, 3rd from right, together with Jimmy Wong & Ryan K., 1st and 2nd from left respectively, hosted our VIP visitors, Alf Thorkildsen, 3rd from left, Oscar Spieler, 4th from left. Seen here too is Gøran Andreassen, 2nd from right & Kjell Jacobsen, 1st from right.


First Contract for Energy Drilling in Malaysia

May 15th, 2019

Energy Drilling has received a Letter of Award on the 15th May 2019 from EnQuest PLC to perform drilling services on their Seligi Field offshore Peninsula Malaysia with the TAD EDrill-2. The contract calls for two firm wells plus two option wells. EDrill-2 is currently in Kim Heng Shipyard, Singapore and preparations are underway to mobilise the rig in early July.

“The award by EnQuest marks our first entry into Malaysia since the founding of the company. We are very pleased that EnQuest has chosen Energy Drilling against stiff competition from other providers of tender assist rigs.” says Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling.

EDrill-2 has worked continuously for PTTEPI, Myanmar on the Zawtika Field since its delivery in December 2015. It has performed very well in the challenging weather conditions offshore Myanmar, especially during the monsoon seasons. The crew of EDrill-2, under the leadership of rig manager, Graeme Bain are looking forward to the new challenges in Malaysia.

A little over a month ago, EDrill-2 preparing to berth in Singapore

Photos taken by Justin Tan of Kim Heng Yard