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.
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”.
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 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.