Superior’s drilling rig fabrication facilities are focused on quality and safety first. With those important concepts in mind, we use our four state-of-the-art oil rig manufacturing facilities to custom fabricate some of the most advanced drilling rigs in the world for some of the largest drilling companies in the US and worldwide. Our combined resources have over 100 years of experience in the design, fabrication and delivery of drilling rigs and structures. With this experience, Superior has accumulated a vast archive of custom rig designs accommodating each customer’s particular needs and specifications. We have also, in the process, obtained patents on some of these state-of-the-art concepts.
Custom Drilling Rig Options
• Available as trailer-mounted, self-propelled or skid-mounted configurations with electrical or mechanical drawworks
• Freestanding or externally guyed masts are available on all rigs
• Complete turnkey packages to suit any working condition or natural environment, whether high ambient or arctic conditions
• Option of SCR – Silicon Controlled Rectifier for DC Rigs, VFD – Variable Frequency Drive for AC Rigs, MECH – Mechanical or Hydraulic Drive for Mechanical Rigs
• Engineered with consideration to environmental impact and noise control
• Substructures, rotary drives, top drives, pipe-handling equipment and skidding systems are available to suit any drilling or work-over needs
• Rig models can be custom-built up to and over 4000HP to meet even the most challenging operational requirements
Masts and Substructures – Superior Derrick Services masts and substructures are in service all over the world in just about every drilling environment. Through design collaboration with our valued customers, Superior manufactures masts and substructures in a variety of sizes and capacities. From offshore rigs and workover land rigs to the latest walking land rigs. With hundreds of different custom mast and substructure designs and the ability to conform to the strictest standards, we can fabricate your cantilever, bootstrap, and telescoping mast and substructures in 120 days or less in most instances.
Bay Barge Rigs and Posted Barge Rigs – Superior has two yards on water where we custom design and fabricate Bay Barge Rigs and Posted Barge Rigs. The Bay Barge Rigs are designed for deep shelf drilling applications in shallow water (7-18 ft.). We can also fabricate Posted Barge Rigs with mobile drilling platforms that are submersible and are built to work in 7 to 20 feet of water. They are towed by tugboats to the drill site with the derrick lying down. The lower hull is then submerged by flooding compartments until it rests on the river or sea floor. The derrick is then raised and drilling operations are conducted with the barge resting on the bottom. Superior’s unmatched experience in barge rigs can help your company drill more efficiently and safely, while helping your profits soar.
Offshore Self Erecting Rigs – The Offshore Self Erecting Rig designs Superior has collaborated with our customers meet and exceed the most stringent safety standards in the world.
Superior also provides design and fabrication of drilling rig accessories and oil derrick components to complete your rig. Whether you are completing a rig package or need to upgrade your equipment to meet new requirements Superior can fabricate a solution to meet your needs.
Oil Derrick Components
Here are some of the drilling rig accessories and oil derrick components we can design and fabricate under our licensed and certified manufacturing/inspection systems:
Drilling Rig Skids & Rig Skidding Systems – Superior Derrick can provide you with the drilling rig skids to suit your needs.
Pipe Racks – Structural steel pipe racks typically support drill pipe. Occasionally, pipe racks may also support mechanical equipment, vessels and valve access platforms. Main pipe racks generally transfer material between equipment and storage or utility areas. Superior can custom fabricate your pipe racks to your design or our own custom design to fit our customer’s needs
Quarters Packages (Doghouses / Crew Quarters) – Superior can fabricate living quarters for the crew. We also can design and fabricate Dog Houses, the steel-sided room adjacent to the rig floor, usually having an access door close to the driller’s controls. This general-purpose shelter is a combination tool shed, office, communications center, coffee room, lunchroom and general meeting place for the driller and his crew. It is at the same elevation as the rig floor, usually cantilevered out from the main substructure supporting the rig.
Mud Tanks – A mud tank is an open-top container, typically made of square steel tube & steel plate, to store drilling fluid on a drilling rig. They are also called mud pits, because they used to be nothing more than pits dug out of the earth.
Solids Control Systems – We can custom design and fabricate these systems which use with a drilling rig to separate the solids in the drilling fluids that are crushed by the drill bits and carried out of the well surface. Normally solid control systems consist of five stages, including mud tank, shale shaker, vacuum degasser, de-sander, desilter, and centrifuge. Let Superior fabricate your SCS system to you with your design or one we put together for you.
SCR Buildings – It is a silicon-controlled rectifier, converting AC to DC for use in drawworks, mud pumps, etc. We can fabricate these from your design or provide a custom design to meet your company’s unique challenges.
Access Platforms, Walkways and Cantilevers – these platforms that provide access to various drilling rig structures and can be custom designed for a variety of rig configurations by Superior
High Pressure Mud Manifolds – Superior can help you design and then fabricate this arrangement of piping or valves designed to control, distribute and often monitor fluid flow
Mud and Utility Piping Systems – Mud Piping Systems are used to facilitate Mud pumping operations. Utility piping is supporting the process but is not integral to the process, typically fresh water, cooling water, steam, and condensate. Superior excels at design and fabrication of these systems.
Superior Derrick Services, LLC utilizes all 4 of our fabrication facilities to complete large projects that include rigging up complete land rig and offshore rig packages. Our safety record and focus on a completely safe working environments make Superior the first choice in Rig-Up services.
Rig-Up Services Include:
• Trial Erections
• Sand Blasting & Painting
• Commissioning / Testing
Rig-Up Services Provides:
• “Zero Tolerance” safety programs
• Years of combined rig-up experience
• Skilled and knowledgeable personnel
• Innovative and integrated rig-up solutions
• Operating in the most economic and efficient manner