Executive Summary

As a major provider of international and domestic contract drilling services with special focus on high-specification, premium jack-up rigs, our client is a leader in deep off shore drilling. To manage its rigs around the world, the company needed one tracking application that provided scalability, eliminated redundancies and integrated real-time data.


The company lacked a consistent, user-friendly system to track pertinent data of its rigs worldwide. With disparate applications using unrelated technologies, it could not provide real-time, accurate data to its Texas headquarters. Other challenges included:

  • Geographically dispersed employees

  • Limited integration and reliability of current tracking application for daily operations and rig personnel

  • Remote intervention exceeded IT bandwidth

  • Redundancies of data submitted by manual email services


Following a competitive bidding process, the company selected Sparkhound for its infrastructure resources, experienced team and competitive pricing. Using leading software tools to jettison the client’s custom software development capabilities, Sparkhound:

  •  Designed, built and deployed a .NET applicationto aggregate, integrate and reliably provide key operational data from the rigs to HQ 

  •  Connected all major modules through a streamlined database structure

  •  Enhanced the user experience and provided scalability of deployment for future growth with deepwater drillships and offshore rigs


Sparkhound delivered the custom application deliverables four weeks early, enabling the client to implement additional features and receive out-of-scope integration processes. The new tracking system increased productivity, removed redundancies, ensured access to reliable data and led to increased efficiencies, while decreasing reliance on the client’s limited IT bandwidth.