CEO visits EDrill-1 and roll out the Safety Buddy Programme

November 16th, 2016

Our CEO visited the EDrill-1 on the 14th and 15th of November to roll out the Safety Buddy Programme and to reinforce our focus on HSE for the entire company.

While on board, Mr Chew conducted two separate sessions with the crew to drive home the safety message. He stressed the importance of following diligently our long established procedures of Permit to Work (PTW), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Stop Work Authority (SWA) and the Four-Point Check.

As an illustration, he shared some of the recent incidents on our rigs and how they could have been avoided if everyone had followed the procedures. His key message was that of the three elements that are involved in any job, i.e. Plant, Processes and People (the 3 Ps), it is always the People that is the most important.

The company can always invest in the best equipment and write the most comprehensive procedures but it is how the crew execute the work that is going to ultimately matter. Our crew must take pride in their work and pay attention to safety.

Video of his presentation available below.

The crews were very engaged and energised in the discussions. The concept of the Safety Buddy was easily understood and embraced.

It was enlightening and fun to watch everyone make their personal safety pledge to their safety buddy (please watch the videos below).

Our client PTTEP, was represented by K. Kamolchai (Drilling Operations Manager), K. Meth (Drilling Supervisor) and K. Rod (DSM).

K. Kamolchai (seen above) gave a short presentation to reinforce PTTEP’s SSHE objective towards achieving Target Zero – where no one gets hurt.

He encouraged everyone to use the SWA and reinforced PTTEP’s commitment to ensuring a safe working environment.


It was heartening to see everyone come together and make their individual commitment to safety.

Marcus visit ended on a high note where he observed Loi Krathong with everyone onboard.


A Tribute to Larry Robbins

April 29th, 2016

On the 29th of April 2016, the management and staff of Energy Drilling sat down for a farewell luncheon honouring the formal retirement of our Vice President Operations - Larry Robbins.

After 44 years of exemplary service, including tenures at the tender assist drilling groups of Robray Offshore, Smedvig Asia, Seadrill and Energy Drilling, Larry looks forward to enjoying time with family, friends and the great outdoors from the African savannah to mighty rivers of Alaska.



Below are excerpts from the video presentation recalling his long and illustrious career.

Marcus Chew commented, “Larry is a true gentleman and a man of high integrity. He is one of the few industry veterans able to manage difficult situations with calm resolve. In all my time with Larry I have never once heard him raise his voice or speak poorly of a colleague”.

Larry Robbins hands over to Lyle Ewashen who takes over VP of Operations as well as VP Marketing.


Larry receiving a token from the management and employees of Energy Drilling.

Chew shows tender care with Energy Drilling

March 18th, 2016

One on one with Marcus Chew, CEO, Energy Drilling.

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 Getting Ready

This article was originally published in the 18 March 2016 edition of Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper, and is protected by copyright.


2016 PTTEP Myanmar Asset Contractor SSHE Forum

January 22nd, 2016

Energy Drilling was invited to present at the recent 2016 PTTEP Myanmar Asset Contractor SSHE Forum, held at the Shangri-la Hotel in Yangon. (Photo 1)

Photo 1 - Group Photo

Together with 375 delegates, the EDrill team was lead by CEO, Marcus Chew. The forum received presentations from top management of PTTEP, MOGE and other partners. (Photo 2)

Photo 2 - Group Photo with top management of PTTEP, MOGE & other partners

Marcus presented a thought provoking session of the importance of knowing the difference between Safety Management and Safety Leadership. He challenged the forum to identify the difference, and to support and encourage Safety Leaders in all levels of their respective companies. (Photo 3)

Photo 3 - Marcus presenting to the forum

His presentation was very well received and Marcus received an award from PTTEPI, presented by Khun Pornpoch Tiraputra, Head of Drilling and Well Services Myanmar Asset (Photo 4) and recognition from Khun Waranon Laprabang, GM PTTEP Myanmar Asset and Mr. U Soe Myint, Deputy Director MOGE. (Photo 5)

Photos 4 & 5 - Marcus receiving an award and recognition from K. Waranon and Mr. U Soe.

Energy Drilling is committed to maintaining the highest standards in HSE and conducting our operations in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner.

EDrill-2 Arrives at First Location

January 11th, 2016

EDrill-2 departed COSCO Shipyard on 29th November after pre-mobilization inspections and third party equipment installation to arrive at the Gulf of Mottama location on 21st December. The rig has safely and successfully completed it's mooring system field tests and heavy lifting operations with the DES set up on the first Zawtika wellhead platform. The first well’s top hole section has been drilled, cased and cemented.  

EDrill-2’s light-weight Drilling Equipment Set (DES) erects in four lifts and is handled by a large radius, 400MT crane which allows the tender barge to orient favorably in prevailing sea states and to minimize vessel motions for quick and safe rig moves. Zawtika Development Drilling Campaign (Phase 1B + Infield Phase 1A + Phase 1C) consists of around sixty-seven wells to be drilled from ten wellhead platforms in water depths of up to 160m.

EDrill-2 at ZWP-04 platform with pipe deck occupied with well spudding loadout and batch drilling equipment.