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.

Lyle's Interview with Energy, Oil & Gas Magazine

November 17th, 2015

Energy Drilling VP of Marketing, Lyle Ewashen, speaks to Energy, Oil & Gas Magazine.

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EDrill-2 Naming Ceremony

November 05th, 2015

Energy Drilling Pte Ltd was honoured to have distinguished guests from PTTEP International (Myanmar) participate in the naming of rig EDrill-2 on 05 November 2015 at COSCO Guangdong Shipyard. PTTEPI was represented by Khun Waranon Laprabang – General Manager of PTTEPI Myanmar and his spouse, Khun Jurairat Laprabang, who was the Lady Sponsor.

The naming ceremony marks an auspicious start to EDrill-2’s commencement of Zawtika Development Drilling Campaign in December of 2015.

Marcus Chew – CEO of Energy Drilling commented, “We’re extremely pleased to have been selected by PTTEPI Myanmar to employ the EDrill-2 for the Zawtika Field programme. I’m confident that EDrill-2 will perform at the same high standards set by EDrill-1 in Thailand. Energy Drilling will always remember that PTTEP was our first customer and we would like to thank the Board and management of PTTEP for entrusting us with this important assignment.”

Group photo of PTTEPI distinguished guests joined by Energy Drilling, COSCO and ABS senior executives onstage at the Naming Ceremony of rig EDrill-2.

Khun Waranon Laprabang – General Manager PTTEP International (Myanmar) addresses the audience.

Cheered on by Khun Pornpoch Tiraputra – VP Myanmar Well Operations (left) and Mr. Marcus Chew – Energy Drilling CEO, gracious Lady Sponsor, Khun Jurairat Laprabang, formally christens “EDrill-2”.


The guests were guided on a comprehensive rig tour by Don Rennie – Snr. Marine Superintendent and Rig Mover (right).

A delicious & fresh seafood buffet spread was prepared and served in the spacious mess hall of EDrill-2 by Chief Steward - Wong Toon Kai and his catering team.


EDrill-2’s offshore team rallies around Marcus Chew & Tue Saabye (centre).

Ready to drill!
EDrill-2 is key to our Mission Statement – “Develop and deliver the best tender rig solutions to our customers.” 

1 Year Without LTI for Rig EDrill-1

October 13th, 2015

Message from CEO, Marcus Chew, Energy Drilling

Rig EDrill-1 group shot with rig crew and a handful of Senior Supervisors from Energy Drilling & 3rd party Contractors