Is a modern 6th generation drilling rig of enhanced GM4000-WI design improved motion characteristics for harsh environment service
Island Innovator was built as a heavy well intervention vessel with full drilling specifications. It is designed specifically for maximum efficiency in production drilling on subsesea templates.
The rig is equipped for efficient handling of x-mas trees and subsea structures including templates.
Island Drilling har overtatt management på Island Innovator og bemanner riggen med eget mannskap og ny boreorganisasjon. Riggen gjennomgår nå klassing av brønnkontrollutstyr kraner og skrog samt ytterligere vinterisering før den går ut på ny kontrakt
Island Innovator has been in contineous operation for several clients since 2013,in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. In 2019 the rig has had a yardstay at Hanøytangen for SPS and further winterization. In 2019 the rig has been contracted to CNOOC (Nexen) for operation un UK waters