Unithai Shipyard Completes Upgrade, Repair on Compact Driller



Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Ltd., a subsidiary of Thailand's Unithai Group, reported that it has completed upgrading and repairs on Shelf Drilling's jackup Compact Driller (300' ILC) which is used for oil field exploration and development in the Gulf of Thailand.

The 292-foot-long, 200-foot-wide, 410-foot-high jackup was built in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1992 and has served the oil and gas industry in Thailand for more than a decade. Its facility can accommodate 150 crew members and it is capable of drilling as deep as 25,000 feet.

This is the first time that Transocean (Shelf Drilling) has carried out upgrades and repairs of its jackup in Thailand. The jackup will soon leave the yard to continue operations in the gulf.

Unithai Shipyard had earlier completed repairs to floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for a major firm in the offshore oil and gas industry. That vessel has now been delivered to the client.

The success of these offshore repair projects is a significant milestone in Unithai Shipyard’s strategy to expand beyond just ship repair.

“High-quality performance, an excellent team, an enviable safety record and on-time delivery are the keys to the firm’s success,” said Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer of Shelf Drilling.



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