DDI rigs designed for the Alaska North Slope environment are fully enclosed and larger than typical land rigs. Our Arctic-designed rigs can operate about five months longer on Alaska’s North Slope than those designed for milder climates. DDI operates efficiently year round in temperatures ranging from 50 below to 80 above Fahrenheit.
Since we began developing and discovering oilfields on the Alaska North Slope, DDI is continually investigating new technologies and implementing those that add value to arctic drilling operations. A rigorous maintenance program sustains rig downtime to less then 1/2% of operating hours throughout our rig fleet. DDI is consistently below the IADC U.S. Land and Alaska LTA incident averages. DDI prides ourselves in providing our customers with drilling systems and equipment proven efficient and sound for remote drilling operations.