This is "Rig of the year"
Transocean Leader named by Statoil.
The Transocean Leader unit from Transocean and Island Offshore’s light well intervention vessel Island Frontier have been named by Statoil as its rig and intervention team of 2011 respectively, according to a press release from Statoil.
“These two winners have achieved outstanding results,” Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling (TPD), said at the awards ceremony.
“They have done their work in a secure and efficient manner. Structured planning and safe execution have been important elements in these efforts.”
The following features characterise the winners:
- No serious incidents
- A high level of operational efficiency
- Consistent performance
“Winning the price for intervention team of the year is an honour,” says Hermann Sveinsvoll, well intervention manager for Island Frontier.
“The personnel involved on the vessel and on land who’ve contributed to this outstanding result deserve every praise. Our ambition is to produce similar results in the future.”
“Our health, safety and environmental results and positive operational delivery reflects good teamwork,” says lead drilling engineer Andrew Lambert on Transocean Leader.
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