Jack-up exploration / appraisal for drilling

Guidance for the right jack-up rig solution

Aquaterra Energy has the knowledge and experience to help clients select then deliver the right jack-up rig solutions for their offshore oil and gas projects. Getting these early decisions right minimises rig time, meaning less capex on equipment and reduced opex over the life of the project.

The use of jack-ups versus semi-submersible solutions, for exploration and appraisal drilling, offer many advantages:

  • Minimises equipment capex
  • Reduced rig time versus semi-submersibles
  • Optimise the supply chain
  • De-risk projects

The first phases of offshore oil and gas drilling bring together thousands of complex elements, each of them critical to project success. So when it comes to exploration and appraisal, it’s all too easy to engage multiple equipment suppliers, only to meet interfacing problems and other engineering challenges that could risk expensive rig time and costly delays. 

At Aquaterra Energy, we have the expertise and experience to act as a single-source supplier for jack-up drilling projects and manage all the interfaces on our clients’ behalf.  From jack-up drilled exploration or appraisal well conductor analysis and high-pressure riser system solutions to the right tensioning systems, we have the experience to engineer jack-up solutions for all varieties of projects. We guide our clients to safe and low-risk solutions using jack-up rigs which optimise early stage operations while reducing capex and opex, when compared to using traditional semi-submersibles for the same projects.