Offshore Logistics


We provide comprehensive integrated supply chain solutions to the onshore and offshore drilling industry.

Increased activity in the Northern Territory’s resource industries has placed renewed significance on reliable, efficient and responsive logistics service. Importantly, resource companies demand experienced logistics support service providers that understand the importance of safety, productivity, efficiency and value.

As a leading logistics service provider, Civmec’s Darwin Offshore Logistics Base is ideally placed to provide holistic support to the oil and gas industry. Acquired by Civmec in June 2013 yet originally incorporated in 2001 (DOLB), we are experienced in delivering seamless marine and offshore logistics service solutions to a wide range of customers with a strong focus on safety, cost and efficiency. We understand the pressing requirements and demands of the industry and subsequently the importance of a reliable and highly skilled workforce with access to a market leading facility.

We provide:

  • A purpose built onshore supply base including fully-serviced offices, vast hardstand and considerable warehouse space
  • Project procurement, expediting and integrated supply chain solutions to both onshore and offshore drilling
  • Freight forwarding services
  • Marine vessel chartering and offshore logistic support
  • Aviation scheduling and support
  • Onshore logistic and material movement services
  • Pipe cleaning and coating operations
  • Pipe inspection services
  • Container hire
  • Waste management solutions
  • Dangerous goods storage

Our clients can draw on our specialist expertise across a diverse range of services as a one-off solution or as an integrated or ‘single point’ project offering.

Our operations are fully-certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS/NZS 4801, and OHSAS 18001.

Services and facilities

Onshore Supply Base

With over 36,000m2 of hardstand laydown area, an EPA approved fully-equipped and bunded dangerous goods area, 2,500m2 undercover storage space and 2,000m2 of fully-serviced offices complete with conference rooms, offices, kitchen and reception services we are well-equipped to manage the requirements of multiple oil & gas customers.

Our flexible and scalable approach allows us to maximise the value of our facilities by implementing client-specific, integrated logistics solutions that are responsive to changing project requirements. Inventory stored in our 1000, 1.5m2 pallet bays is managed by a purpose built inventory management system for easy reference.

Our facilities are:

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Fully secure with 24 hour security monitoring
  • Floodlit for 24 hour operations
  • Cyclone coded and fully drained to ensure delays are minimised in adverse weather

Further information regarding our Darwin Logistics Base can be found here.

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Material Management and Handling

We have the specialist skills and machinery required to manage the movement and storage of customer assets, equipment and consumables.

We use state of the art software to manifest and inventory control all goods through the receipt and dispatch process employing stringent quality checks at each stage of movement and storage operations.

Our on-site vehicle loading and unloading is serviced by our full range of forklifts and backed up by access to cranage lifting capability to meet specific project requirements. Access to wharf cranage, can also be arranged.

We provide a broad spectrum of onshore and offshore coded containerisation options for hire including but not limited to:

  • 20 and 40ft closed containers
  • Mini-containers
  • 7m Marrel Bins
  • 8m Scabbards
  • Chiller freezers
  • Low bins
  • 3m General Waste bins
  • Gas racks

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Road Haulage

We provide local and interstate road haulage options designed around oil-industry equipment. We operate a fleet of vehicles including prime movers with various trailer options including extendables and low loaders when required. All drivers are fully trained in load restraint and the delivery of dangerous goods.

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Chartering Vessels & Port Services

We organise the chartering of marine vessels as and when required by the project as well as managing port services to ensure seamless movement of equipment. Our team can manage deliveries of any size including the inspection, cleaning, tagging, surface treatment and storage of equipment.

Our port services include:

  • The utilisation of Darwin’s public user berths
  • The utilisation of vessel stevedoring and shipping agencies
  • The organising of vessel customs clearance
  • Providing a port agent to supervise the loading and discharge of vessels
  • Organising access to port and water supplies
  • Organising wharf cranage
  • Providing oil spill equipment and capability

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Waste Management

Our dedicated team have extensive experience in providing waste management solutions for both the onshore and offshore industries. Our team are able to provide solutions for the collection, removal and processing of waste with general, recyclable and hazardous waste management capabilities. Services include waste clearance, volume reporting and container provision, offering the hire of 4m, 6m and 8m waste skips.

Our waste management system maintains a real time waste disposal database which exceeds regulatory standards and tracks and records hazardous waste from receipt through until the issue of waste destruction certificates.

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Fuel and Water Supply

Through our established relationships with key national suppliers we are able to provide competitively priced marine fuels, diesel and Jet A1 Fuel pods when required. Our fuel supply service is on call 24/7 with our representatives on the ground to oversee the supply process as well as the supervision of all bunkering.

Bunkering is available at the following locations:

  • East Arm Wharf
  • Fort Hill Wharf
  • Whyndham
  • Gove
  • Broome

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Pipe Cleaning and Inspection

With a highly skilled and competent workforce we are able to undertake the inspection, cleaning and recoating of pipes and drill lines ensuring that pipe and drill line equipment is protected from the elements and fully ready for use when required at the rig.

Our service include:

  • Arrangement of inspection including the provision of inspection report
  • Thread cleaning
  • Thread compound coating
  • Internal high pressure cleaning
  • Internal fish-oil coating
  • External cleaning
  • External surface treating
  • End cap cleaning
  • Arrangement of weld repairs

All works are undertaken in our fully-bunded undercover pipe cleaning facility which is equipped to enable works to be carried out simultaneously on large quantities of drill-line and pipe.

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