Noble Chooses Kongsberg for Drillship Monitoring Package
Noble Corporation has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver an advanced new real-time monitoring and advisory solution for the Noble Tom Madden drillship.
The contract reflects a growing requirement for deep technology integration on drilling platforms and ships, where sharing vital data on board and ashore results in a state-of-the-art real-time monitoring and advisory solution that will provide significant benefits for operational safety while reducing non-productive time (NPT).
The Gusto P10000 design Noble Tom Madden deepwater drillship will join Noble Corporation’s Noble Bob Douglas, currently working offshore Guyana, which features the same software and hardware solution including KONGSBERG Riser Management System (RMS), KONGSBERG Information Management System (KIMS), K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) and K-Chief Automation as well as subsea instrumentation.
With the latest software release (2.2), the KONGSBERG RMS provides extensive and highly accurate data such as real-time optimum position advice for different operational modes, flexjoint angles monitoring, tension monitoring with top tension, wellhead connector tension, flex joint tension, riser stroke/Tensioner stroke monitoring and Connector loads monitoring.
The system includes an Alarm and Data logger, Riser Planning Tool with static riser calculations, a two-way interface to the K-Pos DP system and allows for high situation awareness in a 3D view.