12 Sep 2016

GOSS introduces Optimum Stacking®, a unique stacking method developed by GOSS offering a complete peace of mind and unparalleled flexibility. GOSS understands the dilemma that unit owners are constantly faced with. They are assessing the costs/benefits between cold, warm or hot stacking methods. GOSS is now in a position to offer a more efficient way of protecting client’s assets and reducing costs of the cold and warm stacking, preservation and reactivation process. The unit is kept in an optimum condition and ready to operate, allowing the owner to take advantage of short-term drilling contracts.

Optimum Stacking® is an all-inclusive concept, offering the unit owner the benefit of a lump sum day rate inclusive of all consumables, fuel, crew, catering, logistics and port fees. Insurance is optional and can be included on client’s request. It is a very cost-effective way to stack an idle unit, typically costing 30-40% less than conventional hot stacking methods, and 10-20% less than warm stacking methods.

GOSS will fully manage and man the stacked unit on owner’s behalf with experienced professionals that will take full care of the unit(s). This includes certification, review and compliance with the latest OEM product bulletins (any equipment upgrades will be charged separately), maintenance, upkeep of client’s maintenance system, periodic operations of the equipment following a detailed check lists and other procedures necessary to keep the unit in an optimum ready-to-drill condition. By use of the unit owner’s ERP system all the rig records are updated daily and kept in compliance with any regulatory requirements.

Optimum Stacking® processes are customised for every unit, ensuring an uncompromising maintenance schedule for the unit’s equipment. On client’s request GOSS can also provide a full crew for short duration projects, allowing unit owner an unprecedented flexibility.