• Island Drilling Company welcomes new employee in management

    Island Drilling Company welcomes new employee in management

    Island Drilling is proud to announce and welcome our new Project Manager Operation & QHSE Projects; Marianne Ulriksen.
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  • Island Drilling klargjør Island Innovator for Sør-Afrika

    Island Drilling klargjør Island Innovator for Sør-Afrika

    Riggselskapet Island Drilling med Trond Mohn på eiersiden er tett på å signere en etterlenget avtale for «Island Innovator» i Sør-Afrika. Flere oppdrag kan følge. – Vi er spente på fremtiden med det politiske landskapet, som vil ha stor betydning for oss. Vi må derfor se både innaskjærs og utaskjærs og ikke kun låse oss til norsk sokkel, sier adm. direktør Roger Simmenes i det Ulsteinvik-baserte riggselskapet Island Drilling.
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Special purpose semi-submersible rig for heavy well intervention and drilling

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 subsea templates.

The rig is equipped for efficient handling of x-mas trees and subsea structures including templates.

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Projects and contracts

Island innovator was in continuous operations from 2013 to October 2018

After a short idle period, the drilling and well control equipment was recertified, and the rig was prepared for operation for CNOOC at the Howick well West of Shetland. The Howick well was successfully completed within the timeframe and the budget.

Island Innovator moved from Howick to the Bremsnes fjord outside Kristiansund for a short mobilization prior to start drilling on the Canela Well for DNO at the Haltenbanken.

After a short stay at Hanøytangen during the start of the pandemic, Island Innovator went on to drill the Hades well for OMV during the summer months of 2020. 

Island Innovator is now awaiting new assignments.