Bully I & II

In the first half of 2007, Huisman was awarded a contract by Frontier / Shell to design and manufacture the drilling tower and related pipe, riser and BOP handling equipment for Frontier’s first drillship Bully I. The order for outfitting a secondvessel followed in 2008.

The Bully drillships are designed to offer a lower cost and more flexible alternative for drilling in ultra-deep and arctic conditions. The selection of our in-house designed compact box type drilling tower instead of a conventional derrick allows for a significantly smaller sized vessel compared to other deep-water drillships of

similar capacity.


Besides the drilling mast, Huisman also delivered all drill pipe handling equipment, riser tensioning system, riser handling cranes, both deck cranes and the driller’s cabin. This includes all power systems and an integrated control system which also controls third party equipment.

Splittable block 8 falls
Splittable block 12 falls
Splittable block 16 falls
MPT Bully I
Transportation Bully I from Huisman Schiedam
Bully I



Multi Purpose Tower - Noble/Shell
Download specifications
Riser and Pipe Handling Equipment - Noble/Shell
Download specifications
View all references