Rig AD-1 is a DRECO “Space-Saver” drilling & workover rig that was purchased in 2007. It was designed and built in 1982 by Dreco Inc., USA. The rig worked in the southern gas fields off Gt. Yarmouth where space on platforms was at a premium. Although it was designed for North Sea platform work, it also successfully completed an 11,500 ft well on a very restricted location on the Faroe Islands.
The rig was upgraded and completely overhauled in 2007 and 2009 with the addition of a new BOP, mud pumps, power generators, NOV TDS 10SA topdrive and new shakers.
The rig was mobilized to Mann Oil Field in Central Myanmar on 26 July 2007 and successfully drilled ( 3 ) wells. It was demobilized to Tharketa Offshore Base on 12 January 2008.
The rig was mobilized for Interra Resources to drill in Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand on 25 October 2009. The MS-1 well was spudded on 14 November 2009 and completed in December 2009. AD-1 was further contracted to drill two wells for Carnarvon Petroleum ( Thailand ) Ltd., in March 2011.
Within the regions of South-East Asia & South Asia,
drilling activities have risen at record levels.
Many areas are in the middle of major offshore
expansions. Previous high oil prices have resulted
in many new oilfield projects being developed. This
has led to very tight rig availability and high rig
day rates. As a result of this situation that there
are currently very few options available for
low cost or short duration
drilling and workover operations.
Asia Drilling Pte. Ltd.
is a drilling contractor whose aim is to
provide low cost, flexible solutions to both onshore
/ offshore drilling & workover operations.
Rig AD - 1 is a
DRECO “ Spacesaver ”
drilling & workover rig that was purchased
and shipped from the North Sea to South-East Asia in
It was designed and built in 1982 by
Dreco Inc., USA
which specializes in Modular Workovers / Drilling
Rigs. It served well in the southern gas fields off
where space on the platforms is at a premium.
Although it was designed for southern North Sea gas
platform work, it had also successfully completed an
11,500 ft. well on a very restricted location on the
During construction of the rig, all aspects of
building and construction works were monitored &
certified by Shipping & Department of Energy,
Throughout its working life, the rig has been very
well maintained with an on-going preventive
maintenance schedule. It has been upgraded and
completely overhauled on three occasions: firstly in
1985, then in 1993 & again in 1996. It has recently
been completely stripped-down and fully refurbished
at the Myanma Shipyards in 2007.
acquired the Rig in 2006 and it was fully stripped
and refurbished at the Myanma Shipyards in