Talisman Energy

Talisman gets robust, weather-proof heli-portable drilling camp in remote Papua New Guinea rainforest

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Operating out of the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Talisman is committed to conducting safe business, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index.


Quick facts:

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Customer: Talisman Energy
  • Project: 80-capacity helicopter-portable drilling camp
  • Location: Various locations in Western Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Completion Date: Mid 2011

As part of their exploratory activities in the dense, tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Talisman required a helicopter-portable drilling camp comprising of 80 single accommodation units with en-suite, dining hall and kitchen, food storage modules, and first aid room. Moreover, their plan included providing a drilling managers’ office complex installed in close proximity to the drilling rig platform.

The Red Sea's team of experts were able to design, manufacture, ship, and commission the entire drilling camp within the limited timeframe, despite trying weather conditions and logistical challenges. We built comfortable living quarters for the Talisman drilling team, complete with dining hall and kitchen, food storage modules, recreation room with games tables and lounge chairs, first aid room, etc.


Key Challenges:

  • Extreme remote location in dense rainforest with heavy rainfall
  • Long complex logistics route with multiple offloads and lifts
  • Camp unit design to ensure weight capacity compliance (9.5 metric tonne)
  • Tight project commissioning deadline
  • Tough living conditions for RSHS personnel

Highlights of the project:

  • Minimal assembly onsite and rapid commissioning
  • Crisp and functional design to avoid damage during helicopter sling transit
  • Robust build quality to endure regular relocation
  • Heavy rain-proof, internal condensation-resistant camp
  • Aerial visibility in bad weather conditions

Services Offered:

Products Utilized:

  • Seaway Series

Project Units  Implemented: