Offshore Drilling

Bardex has provided Integrated Solutions for lifting and moving heavy loads in Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling applications for over 50 years.  Bardex has an extensive list of high profile reference projects for applications which have been approved by classification societies such as ABS, BV, DNV, LRS, etc.  We have experience providing systems for the following Drilling Rig types:

  • Jack-ups
  • Platform (Tender) Rigs
  • Deep Water Floating Rigs

Typical applications include:

    • Skidding Systems:
      • Rig Skidding
      • Pipe Rack Skidding
      • Crane skidding
      • BOP Transporter Skidding
      • Subsea Tree handling
      • Jack Up Cantilever Extension/Retraction
      • Most systems use multiple Gripper Jacks synchronized with Control Systems &HPUs designed with pump redundancy
      • Bardex skidding systems are custom built to your specific requirements.
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    • LevelingSystems:
      • DES and Skid Base leveling systems  to correct for uneven sea floor or structural deflection
      • Subsea jacket leveling
      • Custom Built for your specific application requirements.
    • Restraining Systems
      • Provides vertical & horizontal restraint & lock-down against seismic or hurricane forces.
      • Systems installed in Caspian Sea, Offshore Sakhalin Island, North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
    • BOP Handling & Positioning Systems:
      • BOP capture & positioning
      • Trolley and skidding based systems


Gripper Jack Technology:  (product configurations)

  • Single cylinder over beam
  • Twin cylinder over beam
  • Twin cylinder outboard inline
  • Twin cylinder outboard tandem
  • Lifecycle Support Services: Lifecycle Integrity Management & After-Sales Service Support to our valued clients from Conceptual Design to Decommissioning.  Bardex offers various levels of support offered to meet your needs.