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Offshore Access: Adriatic IX Triangular Platform

Gulf of Mexico

Contractor:  Resource Rig Supply, Inc – Houston, TX

Project Scope

Provide complete access for maneuvering up and down the interior and exterior of a 400 ft (121.9 m) jack up
leg on the Adriatic IX offshore drilling rig for offshore repair, blasting and painting. 


  • Confined areas inside and outside of the legs that support the hull of the rig.
  • No other means to safely access while keeping the rig in operation.


Spider engineers designed a custom triangular platform to meet the structural needs for the rig’s interior. A straight platform was used for the exterior.

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