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Efficient inspection and maintenance of jacking systems

Timely mobilisations enabled by strong global presence

Client: Leading Jack-Up Drilling Contractor
Industry: Offshore Drilling
Assets: Jack-up rigs
Locations: KSA, Thailand, India, Bahrain, UAE, Nigeria, Croatia
Year: 2020 – 2021


Jacking systems are the most critical component of jack-up rigs as they ensure their stability. The client required inspection and overhaul of the jacking systems on 20 of their jack-up rigs in multiple locations worldwide, as part of the 5-yearly Special Periodical Surveys (SPS).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they faced challenges related to the mobilisation of personnel, cost and time. They then contracted Axess Group to carry out the inspection and maintenance of jacking systems due to its global presence and experience in this area.

Axess' personnel preparing for rigging

(Photo: Axess’ personnel preparing for rigging)


With Axess’ presence in multiple countries worldwide, local personnel were mobilised to the jack-up rigs in a timely manner. To minimise carbon emissions, mobilisations were kept to a minimum by having the team inspect multiple rigs in one region, one after another.

Equipment for magnetic particle inspection

(Photo: Equipment for magnetic particle inspection)

The inspection and maintenance of jacking systems is one service that Axess offers as part of its Asset Integrity Management (AIM) service portfolio. It was carried out following guidelines by ABS and DNV.

With experience working on a range of jacking systems, the team of qualified inspectors utilised a wide range of traditional and advanced examination and testing techniques, including Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for examining gears and boroscopic inspection.

Equipment for boroscopic inspection

(Photo: Equipment for boroscopic inspection)


All the projects were completed in time and on budget. Axess received excellent feedback across all 20 projects.

“I am very proud that we could support the client even during the pandemic, while ensuring the health and safety of our team members. I am also thankful to our team members who were willing to travel during this period,” said Ravi Mishra, Regional Manager of Middle East at Axess Group.

If you are interested in inspection and maintenance for your offshore assets, please reach out to us.


Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 Molde
+47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3
4031 Stavanger
(duty): +47 982 43 600
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess North America Inc.
1400 Broadfield Suite 300
Houston Tx. 77084
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas
CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Axess House,
Twin Spires Business Park,
Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn,
Aberdeen, AB21 9NY
(duty): +44 (0) 78 5303 6111
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic
Georgetown, Guyana
+592 222 2216
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu
Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+244 933 316 388
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2,
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 001 9540
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 478 37 300
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess for Oil Services
3141 Anas Bin Malik, Al Malqa Dist.
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 59 427 0293
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster,
Jumeriah Lake Towers
Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess AIM India Pvt. Ltd.
B2-701, 7th Floor,
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Farm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072
+91 22 4604 3533
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre, #05-31 South Wing,
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739