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Who is RDS

RDS is the world’s leading rig design specialist delivering comprehensive engineering services at every stage in the design, construction or modification of drilling facilities.

Through our highly skilled project teams, we deliver rig design solutions for operations in some of the world’s most challenging oilfields and locations, whether this is for a platform rig, a rig package for a mobile floating unit, or a specialist concept for unique conditions.

As the engineering division of KCA Deutag, one of the world’s largest international drilling contractors, many of our projects combine the experience of operations experts with specialists in rig design, to offer complete end to end solutions. We deliver integrated expertise through the concept stage, design and build and onto operations, maintenance and engineering support.

We have a clear mission, which is to maintain and enhance our position as world leaders in rig design, by ensuring that the rigs we design for tomorrow encompass the lessons gained from our experience. Using the expertise of our engineers and operations experts, we ensure the end product is capable of delivering safe and trouble-free drilling operations.

Rune Lorentzen- President of RDS

Rune Lorentzen

President of RDS
"Our goal, to execute on our promise to the client, means delivering projects on time and on budget, whilst engineering the safest and most efficient rigs. We are a highly experienced organisation with many of the leading experts on rig design. The requirements for automation, safety in design, environmental protection, harsh environment facilities and efficient operations continue to increase rapidly and RDS strives to lead the industry in these areas."