Inspection News


SPIE, Sparrows form alliance

Aug 18, 2016

Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services have entered into a global agreement to work in collaboration to support the energy sector. The deal will see the companies work together to initially deliver their collective service offering…

Stinger to inspect Siri tanks

Aug 12, 2016

Stinger Technology has taken delivery of a customized Seaeye Falcon ROV to be used for offshore subsea operations under a contract awarded by Dong Energy. The assignment includes environmental sampling and inspection inside the oil storage tank of the Siri platform…

IMES in administration, Seanamic steps in

Aug 11, 2016

Assets and activities of inspection, examination and engineering services firm IMES have been bought out of administration by Seanamic Group.  Administrators from KPMG were appointed to IMES on 10 August. The company, which had a turnover of around £5 million…

ATR Group to work across Nexen assets

Aug 11, 2016

ATR Group has started work on a new five-year contract supplying lifting equipment and regulatory inspection services to Nexen Petroleum UK in the North Sea.  The equipment management company will manage the co-ordination and mobilization…

EM&I wins FPSO work off Angola

Jul 11, 2016

EM&I has been awarded a contract from an international floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) operator for diverless UWILD inspections on an FPSO due to be deployed in Angola. The FPSO will be deployed at Block 15/06 East Hub field development…

ABS awarded BKR02 certification services work

Jul 07, 2016

ABS Group received a contract to provide project certification services to DONG Energy Wind Power for the planned Borkum Riffgrund 2 (BKR02) offshore wind farm in Germany. Developed by DONG Energy, the BKR02 Project is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019…

Eni inks Rana for Congo IRM campaign

Jul 04, 2016

Eni Congo has awarded Italian firm Rana an extensive underwater inspection, maintenance and repair campaign covering some 17 platforms. Rana has chartered the dive support vessel Toisa Paladin, which is now mobilizing in Ravenna, Italy…

Intecsea, Innospection join forces on flexibles integrity

Jun 30, 2016

Engineering house Intecsea, and inspection firm Innospection have launched FlexIQ, a complete offering in the arena of flexible riser integrity management. FlexIQ has been launched out of the strategic alliance between Intecsea and Innospection…

Cyberhawk wins wind turbine blade inspection

Jun 16, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection and survey company Cyberhawk Innovations entered into an agreement with UK-based SSE last month for Cyberhawk to carry out close visual inspections of more than 600 blades using UAVs. Image…

Fugro bags Det norske IMS, intervention work

Jun 16, 2016

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract for integrity management support (IMS) and intervention works for Det norske in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The offshore scope covers subsea assets at Alvheim, Vilje, Volund and Bøyla field developments…

Cyberhawk to establish Houston base

May 02, 2016

Cyberhawk Innovations, an aerial inspection and survey provider, is set to establish a Houston office. The new office comes as a result of increasing demand from existing oil and gas customers who recognize the significant cost and time…

DNV GL: Industry future to be automated, digital, smarter

Apr 05, 2016

The future of oil and gas technology looks increasingly automated, digital and smarter according to a new technology outlook report published by DNV GL. Image from DNV GL. The…

BP extends Subsea 7 IRM job

Mar 02, 2016

Subsea 7 has won a contract extension from BP for subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in the North Sea. Under the agreement, Subsea 7 will provide BP with an additional two years of IRM delivery, extending the contract to 2019…

Sky-Futures in first GoM drone inspection

Jan 22, 2016

Sky-Futures, the provider of drone inspection services for the global oil and gas industry, completed the first ever oil and gas inspection by drone in the Gulf of Mexico last week for a global oil and gas service and drilling company. Drone…

Assessing caisson inspection techniques

Jan 05, 2016

Battling corrosion and wear offshore is a challenge faced by many operators. Elia Barnett surveys the companies tasked with inspections to find out more about today’s solutions. A Stork inspector…

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