MODULAR DRILLING BARGE

Due to lack of sea access, use of a conventional offshore unit was not possible. This led to this unique design of a modular barge able to drill eleven exploration wells between 10m and 50m water depth in Uganda Lake Albert.

Through its experience gained in a previous campaign conducted in Sudan, DIETSWELL has designed this moored barge consisting of an assembly of floating modules directly assembled on site to create a 40m wide by 62m long platform. Drilling hardware, offices, and facilities were to be installed on the platform. Living quarter are located onshore in a base camp. The SEDLAR 250, a Self-Elevating Drilling Land Rig was designed by DIETSWELL to be installed on the barge to drill 4200m deep exploration well.

GENERAL DATA

Unit type
Modular Drilling Barge
Rig location
Albert Lake, UGANDA
Clients / Partners
TULLOW OIL
Project Phase
Engineering
Type of Contract
Reimbursable Day Rate
Contract Start / Finish
2007 / 2008
Man-hours
20000 hours

TECHNICAL DATA

Rated Drilling Depth
4200m
Hydraulic Mast Power
1200HP
Water Depth
50m
Top Drive
700HP
Overhaul L x l x h
62m x 40m x 3m
Derrick / Mast
250mT
Power Generation
6000HP SCR
Mud pumps
2 x 1200HP
Well control system
BOP 13 5/8” 5000PSI
Mud Storage capacities
360m3