Modular derrick drilling machine

Hartley, Frank
January 2006
Offshore;Jan2006, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 1,250-ton Modular Derrick Drilling Machine (MDDM) which will enhance efficiency and reliability in offshore drilling. The MDDM, designed by Transocean and Aker Kvaerner MH AS, will be based on modularization and novel design principles, and is designed to meet the deepwater drilling requirements, such as drilling offshore wells of up to 50,000 feet in total depth. This new technology is a key element in the strategy to maximize safety, drilling efficiency and operational uptime.


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