Satellite connectivity for rig

Paul Boughton

Marlink, the provider of maritime satellite communications has recently confirmed delivery and installation of its Sealink VSAT solution on the Atlantic Oilfield Services oil and gas support unit 'KS TITAN 2'. Chartered by Exxon Mobil, KS TITAN 2 is the second Atlantic Oilfield Services rig to be installed with Marlink's Sealink system.    

"Since its installation, the crew have been very satisfied with Marlink's Sealink VSAT. The system provides always-on, reliable connectivity which is essential to meet the modern demands of the digital oilfield. Our positive experience with Marlink led us to extend our contract to include the KS TITAN 2, with a view to further expanding the capabilities of the satellite communications network in the near future," comments Partha Rajkumar, IT Manager, Atlantic Oilfield Services.   

Marlink's Sealink C-band VSAT system will provide the KS TITAN 2 rig with up to 256 Kbps bandwidth and eight telephone lines for a multitude of critical offshore applications, including real-time data management and data sharing with sites ashore.

Atlantic Oilfield Services is an independent drilling contractor providing drilling rigs in both the heavy land rig and offshore shallow water segments. The company has headquarters in Dubai, UAE and SINGAPORE, and operates rigs in Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Kurdistan - Northern Iraq, Indonesia, Nigeria, the North Sea, Pakistan and Tunisia.     

Marlink's extensive product range for the oil rig and offshore industry includes its own regional, multi-regional and global Ku-band and C-band Maritime VSAT systems @SEAdirect WaveCall and Sealink as well as on-demand services such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband, Iridium and Thuraya.

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