Exceeding safety standards while moving oil rigs from Saudi Arabia to Iraq
The oil and gas industry has stringent safety regulations, and Agility faced strict customer guidelines when we moved three 1,500-horsepower oil rigs. To facilitate the move from Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia to the Majnoon oil field in southern Iraq (a driving distance of about 677 kilometers), Agility provided 35 dedicated trucks. Each had a qualified driver trained in special defensive driving techniques. All of the trucks and cranes used in the operation were certified safe before being put on the road. For added security, the trucks were equipped with Agility’s proprietary in-vehicle tracking system to provide constant visibility along the route. Our comprehensive approach ensured that the highest safety standards were upheld as the rigs traveled through Kuwait to Iraq and across the Safwan border.