Stena Drilling – Leading the way in Innovative Drilling Solutions
Stena Drilling is one of the world's foremost independent drilling contractors and a leader in the development, construction and operation of offshore drilling rigs and drillships. The company manages a global business, holding a portfolio of successful, past and present operations in the North Sea, US Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America, Australia, North Africa and West Africa.
Young Fleet and High Standards
The Company’s focus is on a high level of safety, operational performance and maintenance of its drilling rigs, ensuring the best quality product and service to the customer.
The rig fleet consists of four, newbuild, ultra-deepwater drillships (of in-house, DrillMAX design) and four semi-submersible drilling rigs. The first three drillships were delivered in December 2007, August 2008 and August 2009; and an enhanced, ice-class version will be delivered in 2011. In building and converting rigs, Stena Drilling has pioneered some of the most leading-edge technologies and innovations in the drilling world.
Our, in-house, DrillMAX-design Drillships are truly world rigs, suitable for international operations in both, mild and harsh environments. The units have the ability to quickly transit between projects at a speed of 12 knots; and with dual mast and offline pipe-handling systems, the DrillMAX Drillships offer great time – and therefore, cost – savings to our customers, particularly when drilling in ultra-deepwater depths of up to 10,000ft. Stena DrillMAX-ICE pushes innovation and technology even further by offering the added capability of operating in ice-infested waters, such as the Arctic. Stena DrillMAX-ICE is the first rig of its kind in the industry.