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Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Odfjell Drilling prides itself on its past heritage, present fleet and future potential in the field of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs).

Through more than 45 years of operational success in harsh environments - with semi-submersibles, drillships, jack-ups and modular drilling units - the firm has accrued enormous experience and expertise.


The Company has utilised this managerial and operational understanding to create the market’s most technologically advanced fleet, unlocking new potential, value and horizons for our customer base.

Our ‘Zero Fault Philosophy’ is the cornerstone of all operations, as Odfjell Drilling’s dedicated teams on- and offshore strive to achieve optimum performances (whatever the conditions) and contribute towards continual operational improvements. 

We are proud to acknowledge that we have become the preferred choice for outstanding MODU operations in the North Sea and beyond – providing extreme performance, extreme reliability and extreme value, in extreme environments everywhere. 

In 2020, Odfjell Drilling’s advanced fleet of 6th generation deep-water harsh environment rigs operates in some of the most demanding harsh environment areas in the North Sea, West of Shetland, the Barents Sea and in the extreme challenging deep-water areas offshore South Africa.


Designed by experience, operated with expertise

Since 2006, Odfjell Drilling has invested heavily in the renewal of its company fleet. We understand that technology is one of the keys to delivering value and realising our customers’ ambitions. With this in mind, we have acquired absolutely state-of-the-art sixth generation harsh environment, ultra deepwater drilling units to conduct the most efficient, reliable and effective operations possible.

Odfjell Drilling understands that knowledge is power. That means we never begin from scratch when building a new rig, but rather incorporate all of our 45 years of rig know-how and market understanding and foresight into each newbuild. This, when brought together with our skilled personnel and cutting edge management systems, allows us to attain the most highly-functional and complete operational units in the marketplace. 

The firm’s extensive experience has not only given us an intimate understanding of our clients’ businesses and requirements, and how to meet or exceed their need, but also how we can work together to achieve true quality and minimize risk. We are committed to achieve world-class QHSE standards and carefully manage any potentially harmful impacts on the environment. 

This provides a platform for our continued success and enduring relationships with customers around the world.


Towards zero emission drilling

All Odfjell Drilling newbuilds are designed for environmentally sensitive areas, and the utmost importance has been attached to zero discharge and lowest possible emissions. . In 2020 our first hybrid/flywheel solution will be installed and operational.  We are continuously assessing how new technology and digitalization can further improve efficiency, safety and reduce our carbon emissions towards the ambitious goal of zero emission drilling.


Digital drilling ready rigs

Odfjell Drilling takes pride in being at the forefront on technology development and implementation, always with the aim of being able to deliver wells safer, faster and with a higher quality. We actively participate in R&D programs under the Automated Drilling Control umbrella and are continuously upgrading our rigs to the latest standards for digital drilling.