Drill Ship Valentin Shashin


CLIENT: Larsen Oil and Gas
LOCATION: Argentina

Valentin Shashin, dynamically positioned drillship was biult 1981, to the requirements of the USSR Register of Shipping under class notification KM ULI FA2 Drill Shipp- Super Ice class. Designed for drilling depth 21 400 ft, and water depth 30 – 300 m, this drilling ship was rented by Petrolia Drilling 1997.
2004, GOE have get opportunity to manage upgrading, instalation of sponson tanks and new drilling equipment.

Works included:
  • Installation of sponson tanks
  • Modifications of ballast system
  • Installation of tank monitoring system
  • Installation of CMC
  • Installation of Traveling block
  • Installation of Top Drive

A significant amount of steelwork was also replaced during the work.

Specific features of the project included:

  • Turnkey delivery reducing client risk
  • Supervision of up to 255 workers on site
  • On site structural and pipework draughting
  • On site project cost control
  • On site Safety Advisors
  • 24/7 operations
  • Over 200,000 man hours worked with zero lost time incidents
  • Successful completion to time and budget