• Recognizing that the continued pricing pressures demanded higher efficiency and performance with minimal impact to cost, Ensco worked with us to determine an impactful upgrade package for their existing assets. The jackup rig class hasn’t seen as much development as drillships and semisubmersibles over the years, particularly as the former two have become more and more automated. Integration of improved equipment with digital systems further set these advanced offshore vessels apart.

    On the ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, however, Ensco knew that they had an opportunity to set the standard in a crowded marketplace by differentiating their rigs with a suite of high-performance pipe-handling upgrades. Equipment installed on these two rigs included the ST-160 iron roughneck, a retractable dolly on the TDS-8SA top drive, a PRS pipe-handling system, and NOV fingerboards. With these upgrades, the rigs now have a fully automated drill floor, making them a technology leader in the jackup market.

    Watch our video documenting the value of the new upgrades to Ensco.

    Learn more about our offshore capabilities and available upgrades for your rig.

    Published Date: 2018-11-23
    Source: National Oilwell Varco