The Island innovator is a 6th generation rig for drilling and heavy well intervention on subsea templates

The unique operational advantage of the compensated crane in combination with the rig’s DP capability makes a positive difference compared to many other units. Subsea operations such as template installation and preparation spud of new well / top-hole drilling and P&A operations can be done in combination with mooring activities.

The crane can operate in AHC mode down to more than 1000 meter water depth, and can therefore be very useful for subsea work on templates on sea bed, performing work such as:

  • Opening hatches
  • Installation of templates (Due to DP, the rig can perform wet tow of templates in rougher conditions than other subsea vessels)
  • Heavy constructions can also be lifted at sea bed by use of the compensated top drive or crane
  • PGBs and OTSs running (or pulling) or deployment campaign in batch riser less mode
The unit is the first of its kind, and is designed for North Sea operations. The Island Innovator is a fully equipped semi-submersible drilling unit based on proven design. 
Island Drilling is responsible for marketing and operation of the rig.

First of its kind
The unit is the first of its kind, and is designed for North Sea operations. The Island Innovator is a fully equipped semi-submersible drilling unit based on proven design. Island Drilling is responsible for marketing and operation of the rig.