GustoMSC is honored to receive the Technical Innovation Award ‘Rig Design’ for its Light Drilling Jack-up NG-3500X-LD.
The award was presented by HE Khamis Juma Buamim during the 2016 OJME annual Offshore Jack-Up Middle East (OJME) conference in Dubai.
The NG-3500X-LD is designed to be a cost effective self-propelled workover jack-up able to serve as a light drilling and well intervention rig for the Middle East and South East Asian regions. The large number of mature fields and infrastructure in these regions are characterized by deeper water and larger expected penetrations.
The NG-3500X-LD can operate in a water depth of up to 80 m (262 ft). The X-Y skidding system provides a large drilling envelope and much appreciated additional deck space. Transverse reach with full combined cantilever load enables more flexibility for the operator to perform drilling operations.
As with all NG series designs, one of the key features of the NG-3500X-LD is that it is a safe, stable and solid platform to work from as the units are designed with survival capability in mind. The unit can remain offshore when adverse weather conditions occur, resulting in more workable days, optimum efficiency and a minimum of non-productive hours during operational charters. With the excellent manoeuvrability (and optional DP system), good transit speed (up to 8 knots) and maximum safety when making use of the VSD jacking system, the NG-3500X-LD enjoys all benefits of the successful GustoMSC NG series.