IKM Cleandrill has been awarded a three-year frame agreement with AkerBP for riserless closed loop mud recovery services. The initial operations under this contract will be production well drilling on the Alvheim development from the Transocean Arctic semi-submersible rig, with potential for additional exploration and development drilling.
IKM Cleandrill will provide MRR mud recovery systems to undertake these services. The MRR represents the latest generation of mud recovery equipment and sets new standards for safety and operational efficiency. Both shallow and deepwater versions of the MRR will be available through the contract to suit AkerBP’s specific requirements. The MRR system will be installed onto the rig in early 2017.
Says Tom Hasler, IKM Cleandrill Managing Director: “This win reflects the success of the MRR system, which was developed to increase safety and efficiency for mud recovery operations, while reducing cost and thereby expanding the potential market for such services. It also rewards our extremely professional offshore crews, who ensure client satisfaction and create our enviable track record.”