Seabed Rig AS

Seabed Rig AS has invented a better, safer method for conducting deepwater oil and gas exploration by developing an automated, robot-operated, unmanned drilling rig that sits on the bottom of the sea. To develop the technology, the company needed an efficient 3D development platform.

The Challenge

Seabed Rig AS has invented a better, safer method for conducting deepwater oil and gas exploration by developing an automated, robot-operated, unmanned drilling rig that sits on the bottom of the sea. The Seabed Rig system minimizes problems associated with environmental conditions, eliminates the potential for human error, is safer, and costs less than conventional drilling platforms. To develop the technology, the company needed an efficient 3D development platform.

The Solution

Seabed Rig chose SolidWorks Professional software to develop its innovative, automated drilling system because it is easy to use and provides robust large-assembly design capabilities. The company also values how SolidWorks facilitates collaboration with its team of consultants and subcontractors, most of whom already use SolidWorks. With SolidWorks, Seabed Rig has shortened its development cycles, streamlined interaction with its suppliers, created an innovative 3D visualization and control module, and developed the next-generation automated drilling system.

Success Metric

  • Shortened development cycles

  • Streamlined interaction with suppliers

  • Created innovative 3D visualization and control module

  • Developed next-generation automated drilling system