Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has made its 2,000th rig move, just over five years after the company was launched.
Aqualis said on Tuesday that the 2,000th rig move was made when the Deep Driller 8 jack-up rig was positioned at an offshore wellhead platform on the east coast of India several days ago.
Rodger Dickson, group marine director at Aqualis Offshore, said: “That our clients and their underwriters have trusted us with 2,000 rig moves is quite humbling and their continued loyalty is important to us as we strive to provide a reliable call out service globally.
“In recent years, we have been averaging approximately 500 jack-up rig moves per year globally. This highlights that demand continues for our clients’ highly attractive drilling units, and numbers are indicative that offshore activity is picking up.”
As for the rig, the Deep Driller 8 is a Keppel FELS Super B class, self-elevating, cantilever, independent leg, jack-up rig. It is owned and operated by Aban Singapore Pte Ltd.
In the last two months, Aqualis completed the floatover installation of the REGAS topside offshore Bahrain as part of the Bahrain LNG Import Terminal and the position keeping role for the Egina FPSO, now moored in Nigerian waters.