ABERDEEN, UK– EnerQuip has delivered a high torque machine to the Vantage ultra-deepwater drillship Tungsten Explorer.
The project, the company said, marks the first time one of its high torque machines will be used on a drillship.
The 200,000-foot-pound torque machine, which can accommodate tools up to 18 in. in diameter, will allow make up and break out of bottomhole assembly equipment on board the vessel, reducing the potential for rig downtime. The drillship’s contract was scheduled to begin this month.
The company said it delivered the equipment within 22 days from the order.