Harsh Environment

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

The unique operational advantage of the compensated NOV 165-metric ton AHC 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 simultaneously with mooring activities.

The crane can operate in AHC mode down to 1200 meter water depth, and can therefore be very useful for subsea work on templates on sea bed, performing work such as:

  • Opening hatches, (install - remove) subsea constructions, old well heads, lines
  • Installation of templates (Due to DP, the rig can perform wet tow of templates in rougher conditions than other subsea vessels)
  • Heavy constructions can be lifted at sea bed by use of NOV (590mT), Top Drive or AHC (165mT) crane simultaneously or separate
  • 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.