PTTEPI inks EDrill-2 for Zawtika

October 9, 2015

PTT Exploration & Production International (PTTEPI) has contracted 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 67 wells to be drilled from 10 wellhead platforms in water depths of up to 160m. 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. 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.

“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,” said Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling.

Image: EDrill-2 at quayside with its four lift DES in the foreground and 400-tonne main crane in the background/EDrilling 



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