Transocean Enabler hold several records, among them the most advanced Advanced Drilling Control (ADC) system ever installed on a rig, and the first ADC system on a floating rig.
Transocean Enabler is also specially-designed for operations in cold climates and meets the most stringest environmental requirements, DNVGL’s ”Clean Design” classification. It is equipped with the best safety and purification systems, fully-automated computer control of the drilling operations, and heated decks and superstructure to prevent accidents. Its environmental footprint is minimal and it emits no harmful substances to the sea.
Below, we present the technical features of Transocean Enabler, the first exploration rig used by us to explore the Barents Sea in 2017. Most of these specifications also apply to the rigs currently in use.
When the exploration campaign in the Barents Sea began in 2017, “Transocean Enabler” established several new world records, including the most advanced automated drilling control (ADC) system ever installed on a rig, and the first ADC system on a floating rig. ADC monitors three main parameters: drilling fluid, which is the primary barrier to preventing blow-out; any leakage from the well; and early kick and loss detection, using artificial intelligence. These systems are in addition to all the other systems and barriers we have on all other drilling rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf.