Maersk Oil has awarded a long-term contract to Lloyd’s Register for a comprehensive suite of asset integrity services to support the development of Maersk Oil’s offshore operations in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Lloyd’s Register will provide support in key areas of operational risk – change management, contractor management, inspection plans and reporting, asset optimisation, risk-based assessments and written schemes of examination. Additional areas of technical expertise will also be provided on structural and pipeline integrity management systems, and corrosion monitoring.
“Ensuring consistent standards of integrity services across a network of high-value offshore assets is an increasingly complex task. Operators often face challenges that arise from differing operating regimes across different structures, work cultures and levels of asset maturity,” says James Drummond, VP Asset Integrity and Development Solutions from Lloyd’s Register.
Lloyd’s Register has a long standing relationship with Maersk Oil globally for the provision of integrity and compliance services, and has held the Integrity Contract with Maersk Oil UK since 2005, a testament to the quality of service provided and a commitment to improving the performance of its clients’ operations.
Although a key focus of the contract is to mitigate major threats, Lloyd’s Register experts will provide oversight in to the operation of each asset and also address challenging exploration requirements and specific operational needs.
“We are proud to be working with Maersk Oil to help enable their continued focus on safe production and operations to reduce risk. Lloyd’s Register is one of a very few third-party assurance providers with the diversity of technical expertise to fully support multinationals in this area, and we believe this agreement recognises that,” highlights Drummond.