Huisman has been designing and building equipment for the offshore drilling market for over 15 years. Initially Huisman delivered cranes and pipe handling equipment, but with the development of the Multi Purpose Tower (MPT) in the late 90s, Huisman created the means to drastically improve offshore drilling and equipment handling. What started off with the delivery of riser and pipe handling equipment has evolved into the design and delivery of four state of the art UDW drilling ships outfitted with Dual Multi Purpose Towers (DMPT), the Noble Bully and the Noble Globetrotter vessels. After delivery of these vessels, Huisman further developed the design, resulting in the HuisDrill 12000. The design exceeds many of the capabilities of competing drillship designs.
We are continuously exploring and realising new solutions to improve drilling operations. Huisman is, for example, looking for ways to safely and efficiently take offshore drilling to the Arctic where many believe large undiscovered oil reserves lie hidden. Another focus point is to further improve efficiency and reduce HSE risks by fully automating the drilling system. The land rigs are already able to trip in and out of the hole fully automatically, without the need for any people on the drill floor.