Today the 18th of October 2019 received Island Drilling Management AS the approval letter from PSA, for operation on Norwegian continental shelf for the company and the rig.
Island Innovator was built as a heavy well intervention vessel with full drilling specifications. It is designed specifically for maximum efficiency in production drilling on subsesea templates.
The rig is equipped for efficient handling of x-mas trees and subsea structures including templates.
Island innovator was in continuous operations from 2013 to October 2018
After a short idle period, the drilling and well control equipment was recertified, and the rig was prepared for operation for CNOOC at the Howick well West of Shetland.
The Howick well was successfully completed within the timeframe and the budget.
Island Innovator moved from Howick to the Bremsnes fjord outside Kristiansund for a short mobilization prior to start drilling on the Canela Well for DNO at the Haltenbanken area and are now drilling the Canela well for DNO.
Island Drilling is also preparing for operations for Capricorn Norge AS.