Swift Drilling BV is a modern drilling contractor operating the highly automated Swift 10. Swift 10 is a light jack-up drilling rig, specially designed to meet the economic and technical challenges of offshore operations of the 21st century.
The Swift 10 is a new light jack up drilling rig concept that matches the shallow water conditions in the Southern North Sea and is suitable for drilling wells, work overs and well abandonments. Special focus is given to automated pipe handling and the easy handling of sub sea trees and well head protective structures. The four legged barge is easy to move and pre-loading is done in a few hours. It can easily handle a 30 mtr air gap and due to the X/Y cantilever design the majority of the production platforms in the SNS can be served. The maximum water depth should be 40 mtr although 45 mtr might be possible.
The Swift 10 has valid HSE Cases for as well the UKCS and the NLCS. Currently we are going through the thorough review where also the new European directive is being implemented.
A key innovation of the Swift 10 was the introduction of an automated pipe handling system. This has improved the safety on board by an enormous reduction in HSE exposures and in average about 40% less people on board. The average POB, including catering and operator personnel is around 50.
Since the rig started its operations in May 2011, the safety record has been outstanding. The innovative design has assisted in creating a safer working environment on board.
Another key feature of the Swift 10 is its crew. An enthusiastic young group of people that supports innovation and the different approach in our Industry. All are committed to using Swift Drilling’s powerful Corporate Management System and the pragmatic in house developed competency system. This is all proven by the safety figures.