Huisman has announced the signing of a contract with Sirius Well Manufacturing Services (SWMS) for the delivery of a HM100 land drilling rig. The delivery consists of a fully operational rig, including mud system and power generation. This mobile trailerized rig will be used to drill for coalbed methane that is subsequently converted to liquified natural gas for exports in Australia, starting Q2 2020.
The Huisman HM100 series is developed to significantly reduce the time per well by offering superior performance, providing rig moves of less than 4-6 hours, and fully automated pipe tripping and casing running capabilities.
This purchase fits within SWMS’s mission to make a drastic step-change in lifecycle cost and performance in the oil and gas industry. SWMS is a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC/PetroChina).
The HM100 land rig will be deployed for SWMS’s client Arrow Energy in Queensland, Australia, at coal seam gas development projects. SWMS’s focus lies with onshore gas well delivery.