PTT Exploration & Production International (PTTEPI) has issued a Letter of Intent to Award (LOI) which secures high specification tender barge rig, EDrill-2, for a firm term of 18 months with an option period of 30 months. 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 160mtr. Commencement date is set for mid-December 2015 with EDrill-2 currently undertaking pre-mobilization inspections and third party equipment installations.
EDrill-2 wins out over several newer semi-tenders competing for this project by virtue of its ability to drill and rig move efficiently in difficult metocean conditions. EDrill-2’s light-weight Drilling Equipment Set (DES) erects in four lifts and is handled by a large radius crane at increased standoff distances thereby allowing the tender barge to orient favorably in prevailing sea states and to minimize vessel motions for quick and safe rig moves.
Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling, commented that, “We’re pleased to extend our relationship with premium client PTTEP and are eager to demonstrate our tender barge’s superior value creation potential to MOGE in Myanmar.”
EDrill-2 at quayside with its four lift DES in the foreground and 400MT main crane in the background
POSITIVE VIBE FROM PTTEP'S PARTNER VIP GROUP VISIT TO RIG EDRILL-1
"Compliments all around for a very good display of the EDrill-1 to our Partner VIP group last Tuesday. The Rig look very well, the walk around and meetings were excellent. We have received very favorable comments from the visiting group. They were very impressed with what they saw and with the comments/answers to their questions. They have given us a few constructive comments that we will address"
"All in all an excellent job by everyone. We are definitely headed in the right direction. Let’s keep the ‘Continuous Improvement’ motto in our sights. Stay Focused and Work Safely. We are gaining on our goal of becoming one of the best rigs in the Gulf of Thailand."
PTTEP, Drilling Supt.
PTTEP's Partner VIP Group with EDrill-1's Rig Manager, Sid Compton (2nd from right) together with Energy Drilling QHSE Manager, Alex Maroske (4th from left)
THE EXCELLENT OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF EDRILL-1 CONTINUES ON A STEEP CURVE
"Compliments on a Job Well Done! Not often these days we are able to drill a well under 4 days"