Drilling Facilities

PD&MS has an extensive track record in the delivery of brownfield modification projects across both fixed and mobile installations, including jack-up rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, hydraulic workover units, modular drilling rigs and fixed platforms.

In addition, we have particular strength and experience when it comes to delivering all aspects of execution, comprising project management, engineering, procurement, the management of drilling equipment vendors, offshore execution and close-out services.

As a business we have an unrivalled level of knowledge concerning the successful delivery of drilling facility upgrades, maintenance and rig reactivation projects, comprising major rig and system upgrades alongside smaller operationally critical support-type projects, in line with a client’s requirements.

We’re especially adept at delivering cost-effective, context-sensitive reactivation of platform drilling facilities for end-of-life P&A activity. Our strength here resides in our independence from the incumbent drilling contractor and the effective use of our experience and operational knowledge to rigorously challenge the perceived scope, in order to drive a lower cost and shorter timescale for the benefit of our client. Our proven approach has been trusted by a number of operators, both for support of optioneering and developing an upgrade strategy and budget, and for the effective execution of the agreed plan.

We offer a comprehensive service which includes all relevant engineering disciplines, associated vendor/package management, offshore construction, implementation and commissioning, along with support and administration to minimise the requirement for clients to manage the associated additional interfaces. Our long history of experience underpins the PD&MS reputation for best-in-class delivery of rig reactivations, recertification and drilling upgrade scopes.

Drilling Services

Our broad offering is outlined below:

Effective, One-stop project and vendor management covering all drilling systems and capital equipment

  • Worldwide MODU Yard visit management and upgrade project delivery
  • Cost-effective engineering and safe construction delivery
  • Optimised, drilling specific processes which have been refined over time to be simple, fit for purpose and efficient
  • Full multidisciplinary management of scopes, from concept through initial engineering to offshore implementation, and comprising comprehensive, effective integrated planning of project and drilling contractor work, whilst supporting optimal management of POB allocation to assist programme delivery
  • Independent, unbiased assessments of scopes by removing responsibility from the drilling contractors
  • Extensive, practical knowledge and familiarity with legislative requirements and appropriate compliance with relevant API standards and recommended practices
  • Market leaders in rig reactivation, rig condition surveys and the management of onshore equipment overhauls, ensuring expenditure only on systems and equipment necessary for the planned operations activity set

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