Brian McDaniel

Aspire to Inspire

Wes Edens is a name that is well-known in the drilling industry. He has been a trailblazer in the field, and his work has helped shape how drilling is done today. In particular, he has been instrumental in developing floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units. Recently, Wes Edens’ company, New Fortress Energy LLC, announced that it had purchased two drillships from Seadrill Ltd. as FPSOs. This move underscores Wes Edens’ commitment to advancing the drilling industry and expanding the use of FPSOs worldwide.


The FPSO units that Wes Edens’ company has purchased are the West Auriga and the West Aquila. These units were originally built for use in the North Sea, but they have been relocated to Singapore for conversion into FPSOs. The total cost of the purchase was $860 million, and it is expected that the conversion process will take around 18 months. Once the conversion is complete, the FPSOs will be deployed in offshore locations in Brazil and Equatorial Guinea.


Wes Edens has a long history of involvement in the drilling industry. He founded New Fortress Energy LLC in 2014, and the company has since become a leading player in the field. New Fortress Energy LLC is a leading provider of natural gas, and it has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. The company is also expanding its reach into other countries, including Chile and Peru.


With the purchase of these two FPSOs, Wes Edens again demonstrates his commitment to advancing the drilling industry. His work is helping to make FPSOs more widely available and contributes to the development of new offshore drilling technologies. Wes Edens is a true trailblazer in the drilling industry, and his work is helping to shape the future of the field.