ModuSpec has secured a spate of shipyard-based rig intake and inspection projects to support existing and new clients in the North Sea. The projects include one semi-submersible drilling rig and two jack-up drilling rigs.
A team is currently active in Invergordon shipyard to support a client during the reactivation of a 3rd generation semi-submersible rig from cold stack state, to be ready for a contract starting Q2 2023. Our team is assessing the condition of the rig equipment and assessing the robustness and compliance of the contractor management systems, including health, safety environmental and crew competency.
A team is being prepared to travel to Dundee shipyard to conduct an assessment of a jack-up drilling rig and its ability to contain any environmental incident, avoid discharge to sea and implementation of the environmental management system processes and procedures.
Also in Dundee shipyard, another jack-up drilling rig is undergoing reclassification activities of critical equipment prior to being mobilised for plug and abandonment activities in the Southern North Sea. A team will support the process to assure that the rig is compliant and in a state of readiness to recommence its long-term contract.
Mark Watson, Operations Manager with ModuSpec, said: “As the market continues to rebound and rig utilisation improves, we are still seeing some units being reactivated from cold or warm stack status. We are delighted to have ModuSpec teams deployed to support our North Sea clients in shipyards around the United Kingdom, both for reactivation and where units are taking a break from operations, to conduct recertification or maintenance.
"Assessing the contractor management system remains a key focus from clients as well as the equipment to ensure they have a handle of how well the rigs are implementing health, safety, environmental and crew competency management systems.”
We are delighted to have ModuSpec teams deployed to support our North Sea clients in shipyards around the United Kingdom, both for reactivation and where units are taking a break from operations, to conduct recertification or maintenance.