As part of our core business activities DSL provides Operators and Drilling Contractors with a wide range of construction services to cover most work-scopes associated with Rig/Drilling Package upgrades, refurbishment and repair.

The Apache Forties Field in the North Sea represents a good example of the broad range of support that we provide to our customers either on a Turnkey or individual work-scopes. On this project we have undertaken the Turnkey upgrade and refurbishment of the drilling packages and systems on the four Platforms that are installed on this development. This support includes;

  • Project Management
  • Engineering & Detailed Design
  • Fabrication
  • Offshore Installation & Commissioning

The work scopes on this project have included the Design, Manufacture and Installation of the following on the four platforms;

  • Structural Analysis and verification of Derrick Capacity & Refurbishment of same
  • Design, Fabrication & Installation of Samson Barrier
  • Supply & Installation of Third Mud Pumps
  • Design, Procure & Installation of Replacement Drag Chains for Rig Skidding
  • Design, Procure & Install Variable Frequency Drive System
  • Design, Fabricate & Install Diverter Lines
  • Conversion of Mud Return System to OBM
  • Conversion of Brine Loading System
  • Conversion of Mud Transfer System
  • OBM HVAC upgrade-Integration
  • Procure & Install Cuttings Re-injection System & Associated Piping
  • Electrical Design and Load Calculations for Platform Power Supplies
  • Installation of Power Supplies, Cable Support & Switchboard Upgrades
  • Upgrades for Installation of Varco & MH TD Systems & Roughnecks

The above mentioned of course illustrates the range of assistance we can provide on your installation.