Drill String Compensator System Upgrade

AME was engaged by Diamond Offshore Drilling to upgrade the Drill String Compensator (DSC) system onboard the MODU the Ocean Patriot.

Project Profile:

Diamond Offshore
Ocean Patriot- whilst towing from Bass Strait to New Zealand
August - October 2006
Project Duration:
Engineering - 3 weeks, Site works - 17 days
Installation Crew:
3 x welder/ pipefitters, 1 x rigger/ scaffolder, 2 x rope access techs

Project Summary:

The turn-key service provided by AME consisted of:

  • The structural analysis of the APV rack and the design of modifications necessary to support the additional 4 APVs.
  • 3D pipe routing and clash checking of a new 6” air line running up the derrick and modifications required to the existing 4” lines and associated corresponding Shaffer standpipe manifold.
  • Provision of fabrication drawings for all steel work, pipe supports and pipe spools.
  • Steel fabrication and weld procedure/ welder qualification.
  • Site installation services, for all modification and installation activities.
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