Energy Drilling in the running for Shell & PTTEP contracts

August 14th, 2015

Energy Drilling is in the race for two drilling contracts to be offered next month.

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Getting Ready

This article was originally published in the 14 August 2015 edition of Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper, and is protected by copyright.


Service Providers & Drillers Still Weathering Storm

August 14th, 2015

Energy Drilling Chief Executive believes rig oversupply bubble still has a few more years to run.

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This article was originally published in the 14 August 2015 edition of
Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper, and is protected by copyright.


EDrill-1's Excellent Operational Performance

July 25th, 2015




"Compliments on a Job Well Done! Not often these days we are able to drill a well under 4 days"
PTTEP, Drilling Supt.

"Job well done when it has been done safely... EDrill-1 as I can see will be one of the best in the GOT... gratitude for the job well done"
PTTEP, SVP Well Operations

"Energy Drilling's goal is to be the best in the business; having the best people, best equipment, and best overall performance"
Energy Drilling, VP Operations



The team on EDrill-1 recently out-performed all expectations by safely completing BK-34-N, a 3068 MD well, in 3.98 days of the planned 7.05 days and utilizing only two-thirds of the planned AFE. This was achieved safely and with zero non-productive time.

Since commencing it's operation in the GOT, EDrill-1 has continued to steadily improve it's operational performance. The crew continue to work closer as a team and are constantly innovating to refine and stream-line critical path activities.


EDrill-3 Safety Award for 2 Million Man Hours without LTI

May 08th, 2015

The construction of EDrill-3 Semi-Tender Rig in COSCO Guangdong Shipyard is in the final phase of testing and commissioning. The project has achieved yet another major safety milestone of more than 2 million man hours without Loss Time Incident.

This milestone was celebrated with a safety ceremony and awards presentation from Energy Drilling Management to COSCO Project Team and their contractors. Adding to the perfect safety record for EDrill-1 and EDrill-2 projects, we have achieved a total of 5 million man hours without LTI. This record demonstrates the high level of safety-consciousness that the Yard and Owner instilled on all the personnel involved in these projects. The success to date is indeed a testimony of the strong collaboration and partnership between Energy Drilling and COSCO Guangdong Shipyard.


Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling presenting USD$15,000 cheque as a contribution for supporting this good safety record.

Group Photo taken with COSCO Project Team and Key Contractors receiving the safety awards from Energy Drilling.

EDrill-3 DES Pre-Commissioning Completed

April 28th, 2015

EDrill-3 drilling equipment set (DES) is progressing ahead of schedule with all pre-commissioning activities completed in April 2015 at Megaway Engineering’s fabrication yard in Singapore. Preliminary commissioning and function testing of the Drawworks, Topdrive, Accumulator, BOP’s and offline activities cantilever (OAC) pipe handling equipment has been successfully completed in co-operation with equipment vendor specialists.

The DES has also been fully assembled with the mast scoped up in both quad and triple modes and the shaker tank mounted on both the ODS and DS sides. Next step will be to transport the DES to COSCO shipyard for full commissioning and integrated acceptance testing with the semi-tender’s power and control systems. When completed in August 2015, EDrill-3 will be the largest, most advanced semi-tender in the world capable of operating in severe environment and fully equipped to couple with any existing trussed spar or tension leg platform (TLP).



EDrill-3’s 186 foot Bootstrap Mast is shown here assembled in triple mode which is the optimum configuration to operate on tension leg platforms (TLP’s) exerting lateral acceleration forces up to 0.2G’s. The mast’s 1,000,000 lbs Hookload and 1,200,000 lbs Setback loading capacities give it the ability to drill 30,000' wells while simultaneously racking back production casing and tubing strings.



 EDrill-3 Mast and Drillfloor are being readied for rigging down from Megaway's Yard in Singapore and will be loaded out on a heavy lift transporter to join the EDrill-3 semi-tender at COSCO yard in Guangzhou.