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.
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.”
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
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