Rig Inspections – Condition and Acceptance

Rig condition & acceptance surveys are defined as comprehensive assessments by way of a detailed evaluation of equipment and systems. This inspection will cover an in-depth survey of the state of maintenance of the rig. It includes an inspection of all safety critical elements of the installation and all equipment that could be anticipated to cause operational downtime when a mechanical failure of that equipment occurs.

The inspection includes, but is not limited to, the opening of critical equipment for verification that the equipment has been kept in a safe and reliable working condition and includes all major items of equipment to ensure a detailed examination of gear teeth, bearings, chains and ancillary parts for excessive wear, damage, cracks and other defects and for the measurements of clearances.

In addition function testing, pressure testing, load testing and insulation resistance checks for all critical equipment on board the drilling unit, as applicable, will be conducted accompanied by a check that the proper safety devices are installed and are working correctly to prevent accidents and equipment failures.

Our safety inspections can be tailored to your requirements and can incorporate IMO Modu Code, requirements, UK & reciprocal International Department of Energy standards, General Safety Equipment inspections, Safety and Emergency Procedures, Safety Cases, System and Equipment Design with relation to safety, Testing of Equipment Safety Devices and Systems as well as a review of the Safety Aspects of Well Control Equipment and Procedures.

The analysis of equipment condition and standards of maintenance is always in accordance with API & IADC standards and includes the equipment manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations.

The scope of the inspection will include:

Draw Works and Rotary TableTuggers and SheavesWell Testing Equipment
Top Drive SystemMan-Riding WinchesMud Pumps and Mud Agitators
Swivel and Kelly EquipmentSurvey Line and Ezy-TorqCentrifugal Pumps
Crown Block and Travelling BlockPipe Spinning Wrench Shale Shaker and Mud Cleaner
Hook and Drill String CompensatorPipe Handling EquipmentDesilter, Desander and Degasser
Drilling InstrumentationPipe RackerMud Mixing System
Derrick/Casing Stabbing BoardIron RoughneckStandpipe Manifold

Wellhead ConnectorMarine Riser Joint (Pins/Boxes)
Ram Type BOPMarine Riser Handling Tools
Annular BOPDiverter Assembly
Flex JointDiverter Control Console
Marine Riser AdapterRiser Tensioner
Choke and Kill StabsGuideline Tensioning System
Gate Valve, FailsafeUnderwater TV System
Surface Hydraulic BOP Control UnitChoke and Kill Manifold
BOP Control SystemChoke Remote Control Panel
Marine Riser SystemBOP Handling Equipment

Elmagco Brake AC Motors
DC MotorsElectrical Safety Regulations

Ballast and Bilge SystemBulk Air System and Tanks
Overflow and Vent ChecksRegistration and Classification
Watertight Integrity Communication Equipment
Mooring SystemGeneral Operations

Diesel EnginesCrane and Power System
Emergency Generator SetMarine Reduction Gearbox and Propulsion
WatermakerThruster Unit
Air CompressorPreventive Maintenance System

Fire Control SystemGeneral Safety Items
Automatic Fire Detection SystemGas Detection System
CO2 System For Fire ControlHelicopter Facilities
Fire StationDrilling Facilities Safety
Extinguishers & Fire-Fighting EquipmentFirst-Aid and Sick-Bay
Foam System For Heli-DeckEmergency Procedures
Survival and Life-SavingLifting and Handling
LifeboatLiving Quarters
Davit-Launched Life-Raft StationPollution Control
Escape RoutesHousekeeping
Breathing ApparatusWork Permits

Our Engineering staff all require a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, they must also be familiar and competent with the skill sets required to maintain and operate all drilling equipment associated with the respective equipment and in addition are fully aware of deep water drilling units, mid-water semis, high-specification Jack-ups tenders and Land Rigs and a full comprehension of the well control equipment associated with these installations.

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