Paul C. Pedersen Gregers Kudsk Maersk Drilling Copenhagen Finn Essendrop Maersk Drilling Houston The use of mechanized processes and novel equipment on two new drilling rigs helps improve safety by removing workers from the most hazardous operations on a rig. The rig design and layout increase efficiency by maximizing the time spent on drilling operations. New features on these rigs include a climate-controlled computerized driller's cabin and fully mechanized pipe handling. One of the main goals in the design is to keep the crew out of dangerous and repetitive processes as much as possible. Much of the equipme...

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