What happens when Rig Managers fall sick, go for a short family vacation, or have to attend a course?
Here at Energy Drilling, we encourage OIMs to step up and sit in the 'hot seat' to manage the daily operations.
At Energy Drilling also, we strongly believe in succession plans which include internal promotions. Not only will this short stint catapult them to a more extensive side of managing operations both onshore and offshore, it also exposes them to the corporate side of management and dealing directly with clients.
Just recently, OIMs Chad Bartlett and Bradley Dewis were at Bangkok and Yangon offices respectively taking the lead for EDrill-1 and EDrill-2.
Here's Chad in his off time at BKK office, and already planning the next chemistry set to work on with his daughters, before setting off to a morning meeting with the client
Below we have Brad in downtown Yangon filling in for Graeme, looking forward to a day of meetings with the client
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
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 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.
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.
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.