Case Presentations

Warm rigs, ready for operation

The downturn in the market required new solutions. Dolphin Drilling selected a number of core rigs that when going off contract and entering lay-up was subject to implementation of a tailor made regime – Dolphin Drilling Smart Stacking. In close co-operation with DNV GL, we have developed our Smart Stacking regime enabling us to prolong survey intervals extending the validity of the rig’s certificates and postpone class renewal for a period equal to the time spent in lay-up.

Smart Stacking has proven highly successful with the Blackford Dolphin mobilising for BP in 2018 (UKCS) and the Borgland Dolphin mobilising for I3 Energy in 2019 and for Shell in 2020 (NCS).

Consistent operational excellence

Bideford Dolphin was almost brand new in 1999, following its major upgrade at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. The beginning of a journey through a decade of consistent and overall top performance for Saga, Hydro and Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The rig was awarded Statoil’s “Rig of the Year” in 2013, 2014 and 2nd place 2015.

Management of high specification drilling units with vast Ultra Deepwater and Managed Preassure Drilling (MPD) experience

Dolphin Drilling has vast experience working in the ultra-deepwater segment, delivering successful and high performing operations and breaking barriers in frontier areas.