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Drilling unit

Minimise non-productive time. Optimise efficiency. Maximise safety.

Kongsberg Maritime integrated solutions for drilling operations are the most cost-effective route to improving the efficiency of your drillship operations in the market today. Through deep interconnection of diverse equipment and technologies, we enable you to implement workflows to lower lifecycle costs, both CAPEX and OPEX, while reducing your environmental footprint. Furthermore, with solutions for more accurate positioning, we can help you mitigate wellhead fatigue for further operational savings.

Key figures

Decrease in cables and installation work at the yard compared with traditional systems.

Energy savings up to 20% based on integrated hybrid energy system.

Modern drilling units are defined both by their increasing complexity and a need to perform with optimal efficiency and sustainability, often in extreme environmental conditions. KONGSBERG addresses these challenges through smart, future-proof integration between all systems onboard, robust system design and efficiencies that both reduce cost and enhance performance.

KONGSBERG solutions for drilling operations are designed to improve the performance of a drilling unit, empowering you to increase efficiency, lower costs, improve safety and lessen the environmental footprint of energy E&P. Additionally, deeper integration of diverse equipment and technologies unlocks the potential for reduced time for installation, commissioning and testing, brining significant efficiencies to the engineering stage of your asset.

The unique integration of state-of-the-art propulsion units, engines, deck machinery and control and safety systems, along with proven riser management and BOP technology from a single highly experienced supplier can reduce cost elements for a drilling unit throughout the entire lifecycle.

  • Ship designers can tailor their solutions for specific operational requirements together with KONGSBERG. Seamless integration can free up space and reduce weight, allowing for smarter, more efficient drilling unit designs.
  • The shipyard can enjoy a lower risk profile for the project, save engineering hours with significantly reduced cabling and installation work, as well as reduce hundreds of hours spent on interface meetings in the early stages.
  • The owner and operators can reduce OPEX by establishing more efficient drilling operations. A proven life cycle management system for the delivered solution can, in the long run, lower costs and increase the uptime of your asset.

Navigating a route to a sustainable future today, KONGSBERG delivers the Full Picture – diverse systems on one platform, with limitless potential. By uniting operations, energy and handling solutions, we deliver dynamic integrated vessel concepts that unlock hidden value throughout the operational, economic and environmental spectrum.

The result is greater efficiency, reduced costs and more sustainability, achieved through intelligent asset management and a continual cycle of learning and improvement. With the Full Picture on board, data is shared, understanding is enhanced, and the door is opened for improved real-time and long-term decision making, both at sea and on land.

Welcome to The Full Picture. Welcome to The Future!