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Oil & Gas Logistics

Rig Moving

With a management team whose careers each began in the field of rig-moving logistics and having accomplished an impressive track record of successful inland (Australia) and international rig relocations for a variety of rig types, it’s no wonder that ECS has become an Australian leader in rig movement.

We can act quickly to deliver accurate pricing indications and safe, efficient logistics solutions for movement of rigs anywhere in Australia and around the world.

Our proven key capabilities that enable us to tailor services specifically to our clients’ requirements, include: 

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Australia has some of the most remote drilling pads in the world, with vast deserts and extreme distances. Day-to- day operational work for ECS includes deliveries to remote areas such as the Cooper Basin, Eromanga Basin, North Western Australia, Surat & Bowen Basins, and more recently central Australia and inner Northern Territory exploration regions.

Some of our most recent rig moving operations include:

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Ensign Rig 970​

West Erregulla 3 to West Erregulla 4
10km rig move (120 loads)
Move completed in 6 days, incident-free​
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Ensign Rig 970​

West Erregulla 4 to West Erregulla 5 6km rig move (120 loads)
Total move completed in 7 days over a 10 day period, incident-free
This move was completed in two stages due to lease-build delays​
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Ensign Rig 963

Kyalla 117 to Currajong 1
1,850km rig move (90 loads)
Move completed inside 18 days, incident-free
Loads were spread across the nation, including Toowoomba, QLD May/Jun 2021
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Ensign Rig 970​

West Erregulla 5 to Lockyer Deep 1
40km rig move (120 loads)
Move completed in 6 days, incident-free
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Ensign Rig 963

Currajong -1 to Rafael 1
140km rig move (140 loads)
Move completed in 9 days, incident-free despite poor road conditions
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Ensign Rig 970​

Lockyer Deep 1 to Walyering 5
220km rig move
(Move in progress/recently completed)

Super Lift & Shift

ECS can provide complete onsite project management and in office support for National & International rig moves (single or segmented) across small to large industry projects.  All steps within your project are accounted for, implemented and managed strategically. 

 

Safety & Compliance

It’s important to note that our Chain of Responsibility (CoR) compliance systems ensure that all project equipment and personnel meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. We have a stringent pre-qualification process that identifies a Category 1 standard for high risk projects like rig moving.

ECS ensures all staff are trained in CoR compliance and have a minimum level of rig moving experience before they can take up supervisor roles and take stringent care to manage fatigue.

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Project Management Services

ECS can provide complete onsite project management and in office support for National & International rig moves (single or segmented) across small to large industry projects.  All steps within your project are accounted for, implemented and managed strategically. 

 

As part of our project management services, ECS provide accurate documentation and timely reporting to support the delivery of your project. 

We compile and report daily on the progress of the rig move plan. Our daily reports provides the primary contractor an overview of information, which includes:

 

To ensure the smoothness in operational delivery, ECS also provides experienced staff to schedule the logistical arrangements, supervise the rig move and assist in carrying out the transport plan (truck pushing), in consultation with the Rig Manager and primary customer.

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