The Hover Drill Barge
Shallow Water Drilling in swamps and marshlands just got easier...
Access remote wetland and shallow water drilling areas using the
The Hoverbarge is a proven system for moving drill rigs in wetland and swamp areas. With the ability to hover at only 1 psi ground pressure ensures minimal impact is caused to the environment.
The ability to move the Hoverbarge and associated rig with ease, increases productivity whilst eliminating the need to build infrastructure in the wetland areas.
Toucan I Hover Drill Barge
The Toucan I is a 330 tonne payload Hoverbarge operated by a drilling company in the wetlands of Suriname. Designed with a clever key way slot, the Hoverbarge can hover onto and off the wellheads. The steel constructed Hoverbarge provides a stable platform for swamp drilling operations. Being fully amphibious the platform will float in deep water when off hover.
Hovertrans Solutions can design and manufacture the Hoverbarge to
meet the specific requirements of the client. However, Hovertrans
Solutions does not supply the drilling equipment, operate or conduct
Hoverbarge in the Dead Sea
The shallow water drilling system has been designed to allow the Hoverbarge to sit on the sea bed in 5m of water, allowing drilling operations in tidal zones.
Hover drill barge benefits:
- All season operations
- Drill in:
Marsh / Swamps
Tundra / Ice
- Minimise environmental footprint
- Proven system in operation
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