Established in 1967 as a drilling contractor, Foxdrill soon evolved into Europes leading rig move contractor. Over time and adapting to a changing market place, we soon expanded our service range to include a wide range of services to the oil & gas, and renewable industries in the Netherlands, the EU, and around the world.
We are known for our "get-it-done" mentality and for our expertise accross all our services.
Globally active in the energy sector since 1967
Team with unparalleled work ethic and flexibility
Large complement of own operational experts and crew
Experience with Operators, Drilling contractors and Service companies
Wagenborg Foxdrill offers a range of inspections, surveys, and audits specializing in drilling and marine equipment.
Whether a new well is being constructed or a solid foundation is required otherwise Wagenborg Foxdrill can support you with a very efficient and safe way to install conductors or pile other foundation pieces into the soil.
We specialize in the life cycle of derricks, from construction to dismantling and every step in between including maintenance, inspections, and specialized rigging.
We offer a range of maintenance solutions, from overhauls, inspections, and repairs to complete maintenance management of your assets.
Wagenborg Foxdrill has performed hundreds of rig moves, built state-of-the-art derrick packages, modified and inspected many rigs and have driven numerous conductors.
Foxdrill was founded as VOS Boormaatschappij Foxdrill
Foxdrill starts conductor installation services
Introduction of 3D drawings in rigmove manuals
Installation of 73 conductors for Schoonebeek Oilfield redevelopment project NAM
Incorporation of BJ Consultancy & start with rig inspection services in Oman.
Development of Dropped Object inspections for drilling rigs
Overseas rigmove completed together with Wagenborg Projects & Logistics.
Foxdrill becomes LEEA member for certified inspection of lifting gear
Foxdrill starts drilling with 2 rigs in Libya
Introduction of hydraulic piledriving hammer for conductor installation
Assembly of Dual derrick for Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible
Foxdrill becomes IRATA full member for Rope access services
First full offshore API 4G - Cat IV inspection carried out
Started with Well test equipment maintenance & services
Foxdrill starts providing maintenance software solution
The Wagenborg Foxdrill team recently completed a very special offshore lifting project: the dismantling of a complete derrick on an offshore platform about 50 kilometers off the coast of Congo.
Dutch-based Dixstone Shipyard Holland BV awarded the complex derrick-removal scope to Foxdrill because of the specific skills and experience on derrick removal operations of the Foxdrill team. Dixstone is operating as a turnkey contractor for the platform conversion scope.
In other words: a top-class derrick dismantling project, both in terms of the engineering and work preparation, as well as the techniques and rope access activities used. Bart Oude Ophuis, Operations Manager, and Sander Hilbrink, Project Manager, give an insight.