Posting 22/01/2018

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Maersk Interceptor and Maersk Invincible – Two of the largest and most advanced JU Drilling Rigs in the World


At Gefion Nordic Norway, we are proud to support Aker BP in its ongoing work to ensure optimal well control conditions onboard the two harsh environment jack up drilling rigs, Maersk Interceptor and Maersk Invincible. A successful Well Control Equipment Survey took place over Christmas, and thanks to full support from both the Aker BP onshore management, Maersk Drilling Norway organization, and a committed crew onboard both the rigs, Gefion Nordic Norway were able to perform a full-scale survey onboard.

These surveys, were part of the ongoing preventive well control inspection, which ensure not only equipment is within spec and requirements, but also all involved parties and crew members, have a clear understanding of all aspects of operating the equipment, understanding the routines and procedures, and knowledge of all rules and regulations stated for working the equipment on the NCS.

We found two rigs with high level of skills, the equipment well maintained to meet any operational challenges and willingness across organizations at both Aker BP and Maersk Drilling Norway, who not only share the perception of importance in supervision, but embrace all key elements of functional well control too, to contribute with tools to ensure optimal conditions for Gefion Nordic Norway to perform the survey.

At Gefion Nordic Norway we are convinced that this ongoing supervision leads to all parties involved, building a broad understanding of the systems and a more correct functional use in case of any well-control case.

The knowledge and trust of the maintained equipment ensures that all parties are well equipped in the event of a well control situation, improving performance, lower NPT, ensures safe environment and Gefion Nordic Norway is very proud to contribute actively and positively to this confidence in acting responsive and correct against a situation that could develop into a hazard event.

We thank all parties involved in the cooperation to positive contribute, making these surveys possible, and we are looking forward to follow and provide the highest possible quality to ensure a safe and efficient future for both rigs and crews.


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