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Continuous Tripping TechnologyTM

EnscoRowan’s Continuous Tripping Technology is a new proprietary solution that will help to further differentiate EnscoRowan’s assets from the competition by providing more efficient and safer pipe trippingPipe tripping is performed for many reasons during offshore activities such as changing the drill bit, replacing part of the drill string or performing tests in the wellbore. Four joints of pipe totaling 135 feet (a “quad” stand) are removed at a time and stacked in a rack on the drill floor. Then all the pipe is reinstalled one stand at a time until the bit is back on bottom., thereby helping to lower customers’ offshore project costs.

The patented Continuous Tripping Technology, in concert with other key equipment, sensors and process controls, fully automates the movement of the drill string into or out of the well at a constant controlled speed.

Continuous Tripping Technology can be retrofitted to both floaters and jackups and is particularly well-suited for ultra-deepwater drillships and larger modern jackups.


  • Enables pipe-tripping speeds of up to 9,000 feet per hour – up to three times faster than tripping times achieved by current conventional stand-by-stand methods
  • Tripping pipe is on the critical path for all drilling and workover activities and this step-change improvement uses automation and innovative technology to address a repetitive, time-consuming procedure


Lower costs for customers:

  • Continuous Tripping Technology significantly reduces the amount of time spent tripping pipe, and can lead to cost savings for customers regardless of water depth or well type