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Development Drilling Support Services

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Rig Positioning


One interface for seamless delivery of products and services, including project management; mooring design, equipment, engineering and installation; riser design and engineering; surveying and positioning; and geotechnical data acquisition and studies.

Acteon provides the preset moorings, specialty equipment and related services to enable traditional and dynamic-positioning (DP) drilling rigs to be moored for extended periods during developmental drilling campaigns. We draw together the specialist capabilities and deep domain knowledge of our operating companies into a seamless integrated service with a single contact.

We provide the mooring equipment such as anchors, chains and cables not normally included aboard DP rigs to enable them to moor to save fuel during extended operations or where the water depth is too shallow for DP mode. Our specialist equipment, such as the Inter-M® Release and Rocksteady® connectors, enables traditional and DP rigs to disconnect from their moorings quickly for storm evasion or demobilisation at the end of drilling operations.

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Our experts are on hand to answer any questions and devise a technical strategy to your challenge across the life of field.

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Flexibility, efficiency and savings

Our development drilling support services can help you to increase rig utilisation by giving you the flexibility to use the rigs at your disposal in a wider range of situations and conditions. Mooring of DP rigs during extended well operations can increase rig reliability and reduce idle time. Quick-release mooring connectors can help to demobilise rigs quickly without relying on support vessels for shorter critical-path times.

As Acteon is a single service provider, working with us also reduces the number of interfaces and contracts you need to manage. Engaging an integrated team also leads to better communications between disciplines for more efficient project designs and cost savings.

Acteon is unique in being able to provide a single development drilling support solution worldwide, for fewer interfaces and contracts, better communications and lower costs.

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Project managed by the Acteon field life service team

The Acteon field life service team is central to delivering our integrated solutions. It helps customers to define their objectives and tailors the scope and specifications of each integrated service to meeting them. It also develops pricing and commercial models that align with customers’ subsea asset management processes.

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Floating facility installation support buyers guide

It goes without saying that oil and gas field operators expect their floating facilities to be installed safely, on time and within budget. They also welcome increased efficiencies, seamless project management and efficient data integration. Download this e-book for optimised lifetime station-keeping solutions that serve oil and gas fields in any water depth.

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Discover five examples of our solutions for the pre-development and development project phases.