Is a modern 6th generation drilling rig of enhanced GM4000-WI design improved motion characteristics for harsh environment service
Today the 18th of October 2019 received Island Drilling Management AS the approval letter from PSA, for operation on Norwegian continental shelf for the company and the rig.
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 innovator has been in continuous operations for since 2013 and is currently in yard for SPS and further winterisation, as well as operational preparation and crew training. The rig is on schedule to commence drilling for CNOOC in UK waters, before returning to NCS under contract with Faroe Petroleum