Derrick Services

Axiom has been providing annual drilling package and derrick inspection services to North Sea drilling contractors since 1986 and have an established track record in this field.

In addition to our experience, a key benefit to our clients is our ability to resource multi-disciplined teams in a manner sympathetic to the drilling environment.


We believe that there is a demonstrable service and cost efficiency in combining a number of different inspection disciplines within a single regular inspection package
and this is proving a popular option amongst our regular clients.

Needle Gunning

Our range of drilling services (see right) cover:

•     Inspection
•     Maintenance
•     Electrical
•     Lifting / LOLER 98

 

Axiom Lifting

The addition of Axiom Lifting Services to our range, has enabled us to carry out quality assured derrick maintenance and lifting services – both offshore and during the onshore project planning stage:

  • Preparation of Lift Plans
  • Preparation of Method Statements / Risk Assessments
  • Project Management
  • Removal and Replacement of Drilling Equipment
    • Top Drives, Crown Blocks, Travelling Equipment, Finger Boards, Pipe Handlers
  • Derrick Strengthening and Upgrade Campaigns
    • Steel Erection, Bolt Replacement, Pipework Destruct and Replacement
  • Lifting Equipment
    • Installation, Test, and Examination / Survey under SI2307
  • Personnel Supply
    • Qualified Riggers, Rigging Supervisors, Lifting Operations Assessors and Slinger Banksmen

We can provide hire of certified rigging and lifting equipment on a monthly or project basis.

Derrick Inspection Report Packages

We believe our standard report formats and delivery time are among the best in the industry.

Our written procedure for structural derrick inspection fully meets or exceeds the requirements of API RP 4G: 2004 (errata 2005) and API RP 4F: 2001.

 

Since 2011, we have partnered with StarNet Geomatics to provide a High Definition 3D Laser Scanning (HDS) and Modelling service, specifically tailored to offshore drilling derricks and drilling packages.

This service can be integrated with  API4G, DROPS or other report formats to provide a a ‘state of the art’ online integrity management system, as well as allowing a visual (post survey) cross check of damaged areas and ‘virtual tour’ of scanned areas.

Click here to see our Laser Scanning Report Packages

 

Ageing and Life Extension

Our involvement with structural inspection of drilling derricks and drilling packages dates back to 1986 and our reputation has been built in this demanding environment.

HSE Key Programme Four ‘Ageing & Life Extension of Offshore Installations’ due for completion at the end of 2013 seeks to promote awareness and management of the risks associated with ageing offshore plant.

Our unique and structured approach to integrity management is tailored to the offshore drilling industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to expand our integrity management system – our services also suit the needs of the emerging market for inspection of Wind Energy Assets such as monopiles or substations (DNV OS-J101:2011 or BS EN 61400-3: 2009).

 

Applications are:

  • Derrick Surveys; Structural (API 4G / 4F) and Dropped Object Prevention (DROPS)
  • Critical Load Path / Hoisting and Handling Equipment Inspection (API RP 8B)
  • Annual Surveys; NDT and Visual Inspection of Piping, Mechanical and Vessel items
  • LOLER Surveys and Auditing
  • EX Inspection and Maintenance
  • Installation and Removal of Drilling Equipment
  • DROPS Inventories and Picture Books
  • Derrick alignment checks using 360 degree laser scanning (provided by StarNet Gemoatics Ltd)

Advantages are:

  • We provide a structured approach to integrity management that aims to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the current condition of their asset, compliance with statutory inspection regimes and the ability to demonstrate progress towards close out or surveillance of issues as they arise.
  • Our written procedure for structural derrick inspection fully meets or exceeds the requirements of API RP 4G: 2004 (errata 2005) and API RP 4F: 2001.
  • We believe our standard report formats and delivery time are among the best in the industry
  • API4G, DROPS or other reports can be combined with a High Definition 3D laser scan to provide a a ‘state of the art’ online integrity management system
  • There is a demonstrable service and cost efficiency in combining a number of different inspection disciplines within a single regular inspection package

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