Odfjell Drilling Becomes Primary Investor in RDS

Odfjell Drilling, through an agreement with current shareholders, becomes the major shareholder in Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS).

RDS has developed a system which has the potential to become the next generation drill-floor technology representing a huge potential to improve safety and efficiency in drilling operations.

Odfjell Drilling and the existing shareholders of RDS have signed an agreement where Odfjell Drilling becomes the major shareholder in RDS through investing $8.3 million in a share issue in RDS. Under the agreement Odfjell Drilling is obliged to invest additionally $5.8 million in a future share issue. The existing shareholders will contribute with additional funding for the ongoing R&D activities in the company.

“Odfjell Drilling has been a pioneer in the offshore drilling industry for more than 40 years and has a long history of taking part in the development and implementation of new technology enhancing safe and efficient operations. We see the investment in RDS as an opportunity to take part in developing the next generation drill-floor technology and to strengthen Odfjell Drilling’s future market position in the offshore drilling- and well services industry,” says Simen Lieungh, CEO of Odfjell Drilling.

RDS has developed its robotic drill-floor system ready for a full-scale test in 2015 and a further final offshore test in 2017. The new system can be implemented both on existing and new drilling rigs. The system consists of five complementary components which constitutes one autonomous robotic drill-floor system.

Press Release, April 04, 2014; Image: RDS

 

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Shallow and Deepwater Mexico Exhibition and Conference

Shallow and Deepwater Mexico, an offshore oil and gas exhibition and conference is the key center for the international offshore oil and gas community in Mexico. 

read more >

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2020

Underwater Intervention Conference is a conference where oil and gas industry professionals, senior decision…

read more >

Subsea Expo 2020

Subsea Expo is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

read more >

Oceanology International 2020

Exhibitors from industry, government and research institutions share their knowledge and come…

read more >