Performance Milestones



The Sedco 711 was recognized in EAU’s June Newsletter as the Europe and Africa Unit’s (EAU) Rig of the Quarter for Second Quarter 2009, as being the best performer for April, May and June. The rig has performed with high standards of safety and operational excellence. The D.R. Stewart and the Transocean Leader were named EAU’s Rig of the Month for May and April, respectively. Rigs are selected based on performance across a variety of areas, including QHSE, downtime, maintenance issues, client feedback, training and development, and finance.

The Transocean Searcher was named “Rig of the Month” by client StatoilHydro in April 2009.

Centrica’s Grove Extension Project, with drilling services provided by the GSF Galaxy II, was recognized by Centrica in March as being the company’s best project over the past year. “This recognition should be celebrated by all the team who delivered a great result and safely for our client,” said Doug McEwan, Rig Manager, Performance. “Let’s all strive together to make each client’s projects a success just like this!”

The GSF Compact Driller received a new three-year contract working offshore Thailand for client Chevron commencing in April 2009.

Here are some of the metrics recorded between May 2008 and May 2009 that helped prove the Compact Driller team is the right team for the job!

  • 484,071 ft of hole drilled
  • 45 wells drilled and completed
  • 778,690 ft of casing run and cemented
  • Carrying out dual offline activities all while drilling, including under rig floor logging, cementing offline, picking up 7” casing and 3-1/2” completion, picking up and laying down 5” – 4” – 3-1/2” drill pipe.
  • 7 rig moves without incident
  • 5 year change out of critical equipment, Crown, Hook, Travelling block and complete BOP change out all without incident.
  • 365 days incident-free (see next page!)


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