Warm rigs, ready for operation
The downturn in the market required new solutions. Dolphin Drilling has selected a number of core rigs that when going off contract and entering lay-up will be 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.
Consistent operational excellence
Bideford Dolphin was almost brand new in 1999, following its major upgrade at the Fred. Olsen Energy owned 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.
High specification drillship with proven ultra deepwater and MPD operations
Bolette Dolphin is a high specification, 6th generation ultra deepwater drilling vessel. A drillship hull design by reputable GustoMSC, with a highly integrated and effective layout, optimized for high transit speed and fuel saving during operations.