Inspection News


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…

Lockheed Martin in asset integrity study

Dec 21, 2015

A major study is underway to identify new processes and technologies that can be applied to asset integrity challenges in the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Lockheed Martin has been commissioned to conduct a technology landscaping…

BSEE to launch pilot inspection program for offshore facilities

Dec 08, 2015

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will launch a pilot risk-based inspection program for offshore facilities, the agency announced on 7 December.  “By focusing on facilities based upon their risk factors, BSEE…

Fugro concludes wellhead monitoring project

Jun 08, 2015

Fugro completed a year-long wellhead monitoring project for BP Americas measuring BOP stack motions and calculating wellhead fatigue during a deployment in the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling campaign was conducted throughout 2014 in…

CSA, EEH announce Qatar joint venture

Jun 08, 2015

Doha-based Energy & Environment Holding (EEH) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), announced the formation of their new joint venture CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC. The board of directors for the joint venture is chaired by HE Sheikh Jabor bin Yusef bin Jassim al-Thani…

DeepOcean awarded IMR contract

May 28, 2015

DeepOcean has been awarded an inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) contract by GDF SUEZ E&P Norge (GDF SUEZ). The four-year contract covers all ROV-based IMR work for GDF SUEZ on Gjøa field and the associated subsea assets. DeepOcean…

UTEC NCS Survey completes West African project

May 27, 2015

UTEC NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has recently completed three months of AUV operations for a number of Saipem projects located in West Africa.  UTEC NCS performed pre-lay and as-laid surveys using their Gavia autonomous underwater…

Applus RTD announces new office opening

May 27, 2015

Applus RTD, provider of integrity technology services, will open an office in Corpus Christi, Texas following increased demand for its non-destructive testing (NDT) services from the region’s energy industry. The new office adds…

RINA buys Houston's QIC

May 14, 2015

International testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA has acquired Houston-based QIC as part of its strategy to expand and internationalise services to the oil and gas industries.  QIC is a leading testing…

MMC Ventures invests in Sky-Futures

May 12, 2015

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, has raised US$3.9 million (£2.5 million) from venture capital fund, MMC Ventures, the largest investment into drone technology in Europe. The Series…

OTC Spotlight Awards reward technological advances

Apr 29, 2015

This year’s OTC Spotlight Awards showcases innovation in offshore seismic, drilling, subsea operations, inspection, performance maintenance and monitoring, and more. Congratulations to the recipients!   MultiNode…

DOF picks up Chevron IMR contract

Mar 12, 2015

Chevron Australia has awarded DOF Subsea Asia Pacific a three years master services agreement, IMR contract to work on projects on the Australian North West Shelf.  DOF Subsea will deploy the DP vessel Skandi Protector to undertake this work supported by an extensive management…

BW Offshore uses SafeEx systems

Feb 10, 2015

Danish saftware specialist SafeEx has developed software for Ex inspection and registration now deployed on three FPSOs, with more orders expected.  Traditionally, Ex inspections have been conducted with pen and paper as well as subsequent…

Helideck Analytics acquires inspection service company HCA

Dec 02, 2014

Privately held Helideck Analytics Ltd. has acquired the Helideck Certification Agency (HCA), which provides inspection and certification services for offshore helidecks. Alex Knight. Photo from HCA. HCA is based in Aberdeen…

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