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

EDrill-2 chartered for Zawtika Development Drilling Campaign

October 07th, 2015

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

PTTEP's Partner QHSE Audit VIP Group Visit to EDrill-1

September 02nd, 2015



"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)

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.