Kevin Cowieson

Region: Global
Marketing & Business Development Manager
Phone: +44 1224 767500
As industry costs continue to rise, our MDR solutions are an attractive alternative to expensive, fixed drilling facilities. Utilization of an MDR, in both Greenfield and Brownfield environments, negates expensive CAPEX investments and/or costly re- activation projects. Rental of an MDR also eliminates operating, maintenance and recertification costs on existing drilling facilities. Designed by operations and engineering personnel with a deep practical knowledge and experience in offshore drilling, the Emerald and Topaz rigs are a breakthrough in its category; an innovative, modular, state-of-the-art design that offers operational flexibility and cost efficiency unrivalled by any other mobile offshore drilling units in the market. Built in accordance with the NORSOK D-001 Drilling Facilities Standard, the Archer Emerald and Archer Topaz operate in the harshest offshore environments in the world. Both the Archer Emerald and Topaz feature:
  • Drilling services
  • Snubbing services
  • Through tubing rotary drilling (TTRD)
  • Work-over services
  • Complex completions
  • Managed-pressure drilling (MPD)
  • Plug-and-abandon activities (P&A)
  • Through Rig Intervention support (Coiled Tubing, Sickline and E-Line)
In addition the Archer Emerald rig meets the requirements for a DNV-OS-E-101 Class rig. As a super-single rack and pinion rig, the MDR combines the very latest in drilling technologies in a lightweight, compact, modular package. Designed to operate as a stand-alone, it can be rigged-up rapidly on the majority of offshore installations providing complete life cycle drilling and workover services from initial well delivery right to decommissioning.      

Related Challenges


A large number of oil and gas assets are coming to the end of their designed life expectancy and need to be decommissioned safely, securely and cost effectively.

Learn More