Since 2014, SMG has undertaken multiple rig moves in UAE. Our freight and logistics competencies in this area are world-renowned. We have moved rigs ranging from 1200cbm to 7000cbm of cargo. Our intricate knowledge in international logistics, customs regulations, and industry forces has made us a leader in this field.

Load List & Rig Overview

We can visit rig sites and check or compile detailed load lists in consultation with rig managers. Each load is examined to minimize transport dimensions and reduce risks. We ensure close consultation with rig managers, superintendents and senior toolpushers to reach final agreement.

Project Management

SMG manages rig move projects as a turnkey service. We ensure rig moves are undertaken in the correct sequences: Load Planning and Management, Load Restraint Surveys, Road and Route Survey, Crane Lifting Services, Site Supervision, Contractor Management, Risk Assessment, safety and toolbox meeting (OHSE). Each service can be implemented and managed strategically by SMG.

Road Freight Services

We provide intra/interstate services for rig equipment and rig moving. Our experienced team can source and negotiate terms for the supply of all required Riggers, Electricians, Mechanic, Tyreman, Heavy machine operators, trailer drivers and Prime mover drivers.

Crane & Rig Truck Services

SMG can oversee your rig move and nominate required lifting equipment (including examining lift radius and distances to determine crane suitability) to ensure correct handling of all items on the load list. We can also provide contacts with rig trucks to assist in loading camps and skid mounted cargo, preparation of road survey of advanced loads and rig move plan nominated by Rig Manager, Drilling superintendents.

Supervision & Truck Pushing

SMG has extensive experience in supervising rig moves at site. We can also provide suitably experienced staff to assist in carrying out the transport plan (truck pushing). This can be done in consultation with the rig manager and primary contractor. Rig moves should carried out by two truck pushers one in old location and other in new location . Deviations from this rule can be authorized by the Rig Manager and Drilling superintendents.

Reporting & Wash Up

We can compile and report on the overall rig moving process as a means to enhance future services. Daily reports are logged and then compiled to enable clear assessment by the primary contractor. Typical reporting metrics include (but are not limited to): incidents or near miss, contractor performance, time delays, hours of work, under-utilized equipment, client feedback/comments, load rates, and daily movements. Metrics can also be identified and agreed upon at a pre-commencement meeting. Preparation of all documents like work permit and toolbox and submitted to rig manager per day.