Early next week Geo Therm Ltd will be tasked with conducting our condition based monitoring surveys on the Pacific Drilling drillship – the Pacific Bora. The survey will utilize the 300+ CorDEX infrared inspection windows we retro-fitted back in 2013 to HV Transformers and switchboards. The survey will thus be conducted using highest level of safety protection currently available on the market. Mobilising from the UK to Lagos Nigeria to carry out the scope of works on this impressive Samsung 10000 design ultra-deepwater drillship, currently drilling for the oil giant Chevron.
By installing infrared windows Pacific Drilling has pro-actively made all future visual and thermographic surveys safer, a commendable practice. This safety advantage ensures a direct line of sight into HV energised equipment allowing the detection of overheating components. Moreover, preventing any need to remove panel covers or shut important systems off (to perform a heat residual survey). This optimises safety, operational continuity, survey thoroughness and lessen the survey time, likewise return of investment. This electrical biased thermographic survey is expected to take no more then one week, and home in time to celebrate Christmas.
The Pacific Bora is one of seven premium drilling ships owned by Pacific Drilling. It is capable of operating in water depths of up to 10,000ft and drill wells up to 37,500ft deep. The drillship was delivered in September 2010 from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea and has an ABS Classification and an IMO #9465447. At this time Pacific Drilling’s fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships represents one of the youngest and most technologically advanced drillship fleets in the world. (BF/TD)