Rig Inspection and Commissioning Services

Rig Inspection and Commissioning Services

All areas of a business’ operations must now be part of a controlled process since operators are being required more than ever to limit their exposure to health, safety, and environmental risks. The compliance of drill and well control equipment is an example of this.

Under the umbrella of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the drilling industry has developed its own specifications. These specifications are designed to apply to both land and offshore drilling installations. By inspecting for API, Modu, IADC, IEEE and IMCA standards, FCI can provide support for this essential service.

Our high-quality and comprehensive services are depicted in our excellent reputation with major operators and drilling contractors. The best thing about our services is that they have a lower cost than the overhead of maintaining an in-house inspection department. Often, our services are employed for independent condition surveys, such as on and off hire surveys, at the start or end of rig management contracts, and when rigs are sold or purchased.

To manage and operate capital equipment at the required standard, Rig owners use the services of FCI to perform annual surveys on their facilities. In return, FCI looks to deliver a professional and cost-effective service that aims to maintain the exacting standards of the oil & gas (O&G) industry.

To sum it up, FCI can provide the following rig inspection services:

  • Special Equipment Services
  • Rig Selection Inspections
  • Independent Maintenance Quality Audit Services
  • Right Acceptance Inspections
  • Marine Equipment Condition Surveys and Acceptance Inspections
  • Right Condition Surveys
  • Maintenance Management Services
  • Well Control Equipment Inspections
  • Preventative Maintenance Systems
  • Commissioning Services

In addition to the above, FCI is also actively engaged in a high volume of work in:

  • Training
  • Technical surveys for conversion and refurbishment
  • Maintenance management testing
  • Feasibility studies for FSO and FPSO’s
  • Post refurbishment trials and testing
  • Shipyard evaluations and vendor inspections
  • On-site construction supervision
  • Dynamic Positioning Audits
  • Commissioning and Mechanical completion documentation
  • Project specification documentation
  • Pre-Engineering services for construction, upgrading, and repair
  • Auditing of drilling units both for marine and onshore applications
  • Commissioning supervision
The Rig Commissioning services of FCI provide an accountable and verifiable commissioning plan. The purpose of this is to make sure that the equipment and systems of a unit will perform as intended during operations and will function in a safe and reliable manner over their lifespan.

Following are some of the things the Commissioning and Pre-Commissioning services of FCI accomplish:
  • Provide a methodology for appropriately managing equipment installation in an organized, safe and efficient manner
  • Provide a method to record and document equipment and system installation and startup
  • Showcase compliance of the installed equipment and structures with operational, contractual, and regulatory requirements
  • Enhance the knowledge of the personnel involved in equipment operation and maintenance

The outcome of the above is that the systems and equipment:
  • Operate in a safe and reliable manner over the course of its intended purpose
  • Are installed with the appropriate certification
  • Are load tested and function appropriately
  • Undergo regular inspections during manufacturing

All this results in the following benefits:
  • Detecting problems in quality or discrepancies in meeting the required specifications for equipment and systems earlier. This helps to prevent delays in the project and avoid problems during at the start of a project when the installation is located to its operation’s principal area
  • Detecting and solving all potential problems before the installations leave the shipyard. If this does not happen, then the problems could cause expensive downtime and make the unit inoperable for long periods.
  • No costly guarantee claims for the owners when there is a need for expensive corrective actions on an offshore location to fix defects
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