ITC Global completed installation and commissioning of communications systems for 35 rigs in the Shelf Drilling, Ltd.’s fleet.
Shelf Drilling is the world’s second largest contractor of independent-leg cantilever jackup rigs. Headquartered in Dubai, Shelf Drilling has rig operations in 12 countries across four core operating regions – Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and MENAM (Middle East, North Africa & Mediterranean).
Following an August 2014 contract award, ITC Global outfitted Shelf Drilling’s globally dispersed rigs with a fully managed communications system custom designed to support corporate and crew communications via a TDMA private network solution. The transition of the entire 35-rig fleet was completed over a nine-month period.
"Our goal was to provide maximum flexibility for Shelf Drilling before, during and after deployment – both in terms of capacity and geographic coverage,” said Joe Spytek, CEO, ITC Global. “Our deployment team was able to migrate services from the incumbent in a short timeframe, minimizing downtime, and now that we’ve successfully completed the fleet transition, we’re seeing a significantly enhanced end-user experience on the rigs.”
Image of the Key Gibraltar. From Shelf Drilling.