WIG Chair, Fraser Easton, was pleased to accept the offer from Glen White, Rowan General Manager, to visit their new 'state of the art' jack-up.
The new era in drilling rig expectations has been met with the N- CLASS
Rowan has purchased three state of the Art modern drilling rigs to work in the North Sea area, with the first one arriving January 2011 and now completing final upgrades in Dundee prior to going offshore in the UKCS to show its stuff. The HPHT rig has an accepted safety case, is a High Spec Harsh environment drilling unit complete with 2.2 million pound hook load 13,000 horse power main generator station and 7500 psi drilling system and a 15,000 psi well control system.
This is one of the most advances class jack – up’s in the world, Automated and other work environment regulatory consideration have been consistently applied with work force reps consulted through out the design and construction phase. Consideration off all aspects of the Human Factors, including working environment and ergonomics. The rig is fully cyber base controlled with drilling floor 100% automated. A vary spacious living accommodations complete with 120 person beds all in one and two bedroom ensuites. Training and meeting room facilities along with TV and exercise rooms that meets all offshore employees expectations of a home away from home.
Glenn White, Rowan Viking
'I was amazed by the level of automation, and the accommodation was to the highest standard. It is a great example of how good workforce consultation can influence design' said Fraser.
Fraser Easton, Chair of the Workforce Involvement Group (left) visits Rowan Viking.