Safety case contract win marks new partnership with COSL

24th May 2023

Marex has landed a deal with drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe for safety assessment work on their low-emission drilling rig the Pioneer.

We are conducting a thorough review of the Pioneer’s current safety case, with the first two-day workshop with rig crew taking place last month (April).

The project marks a new partnership between COSL and Marex and will take around two months. The review, for a summary submission to the Health and Safety Executive, provides a level of confidence that the current safety case continues to be fundamentally sound.

Currently working in the Central North Sea, the Pioneer is a semi-submersible drilling rig designed for use in harsh environments in waters of up to 750metres deep.

COSL QHSE Director Kjetil Andrew Tangen said: “We engaged with Marex for the UK safety case thorough review for the COSL Pioneer.

“We have previous experience working with Marex, and were very satisfied with the work performed and commitment shown by Marex during the process.”

Our managing director Wayne Henderson said: “This contract win is recognition of our rigorous and conscientious approach, and ability to deliver to challenging deadlines.

“As specialists in managing risk in the global energy and marine sectors, we offer our clients confidence that they have the controls in place to operate safely and can maintain compliance.

“We were keen to gain this opportunity to work with COSL, as their climate-neutral aspirations chime with our own commitment to supporting the energy transition that will help meet the nation’s net-zero targets.”

COSL Drilling Europe operates four rigs - the Pioneer, Innovator, Prospector and Promoter – and is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. It has a proven track record in the North Sea for efficient and high-performing rigs and aims to provide climate neutral drilling services by 2025.

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