Inspection Services

ALBA’s inspection services will help you limit downtime and increase efficiency by improving the reliability, safety and environmental impacts of your drilling programs.

Drilling operations can be interrupted by the malfunction of equipment and systems, or the lack of competence of drilling personnel (people). These interruptions result in non-productive time (NPT) which is costly but avoidable. Our inspection services can reduce downtime and save money by improving the reliability, safety and environmental impacts of your drilling programs. In doing so, ALBA can help you continue with what really matters: drilling as safely and efficiently as possible. Our rig inspection services can help you optimize your drilling rig or provide you with an in-depth indication of the technical state of the drilling rig or key equipment you intend to hire.

Depending on your situation, we can provide you with the following rig inspection solutions:

Complete rig condition survey

Are you about to commence a drilling operation or are you planning on contracting a drilling rig? Our full rig condition survey can give you an accurate insight into the state of maintenance and the working conditions of the equipment and systems on any drilling unit.

Dropped-objects survey

In addition to a complete rig condition survey or as a stand-alone service, ALBA can help you increase the safety and reliability of your rig. By identifying objects that are at risk of falling from the derrick or other raised structures, such as bolts or lifting points that are incorrectly added to structural members.

Compliance survey

Does the drilling rig comply with your company's safety and operations standards? Does it comply with local and international standards? We can carry out a compliance survey to verify that a drilling unit is fully compliant with relevant and International standards.

Pre-Buyout Survey

Are you actively looking to purchase a “used drilling rig” for your fleet or to commence a new drilling program? ALBA will carry out a detailed survey of the desired asset and provide clear information as to the actual condition of the asset and its previous maintenance, where by a realistic cost of the asset can be determined as it stands and what the potential cost will be to have the asset returned or meet International Standards before committing to a tender or bid.

Selection survey

Are you seeking a rig for your new drilling campaign but not purchase the rig? ALBA can assist you with visual selection surveys which provide you with a snap-shot of the condition of your shortlisted rigs, while giving you advice on the best option, based on your requirements.

Acceptance survey

Are you purchasing or contracting a new-build/refurbished drilling rig and is this rig fit for purpose? Does it comply with the required standards and/or your contractual agreements? ALBA can help you verify contract compliance by conducting an Acceptance Survey. The acceptance survey is conducted by using a proven Acceptance Guidelines Program, which includes testing all equipment and systems to verify their condition and performance in relation to the proposed drilling contract.

Value assessment

Do you need to know the economic value of your rig or rig fleet? Based on the new prices of the major equipment, ALBA can define the depreciation percentage of your equipment. In doing so we can provide you with an accurate estimate of your asset value, using a methodology recognized by major banks and insurance companies.

API Licenses

Are you close to applying for an API license for your facility, or do you have an API license that has lapsed or been rescinded? ALBA can perform a “stop gap analysis” of your facility and your manufacturing procedures using tried and tested methods to ensure your application for your API license is on target and correct. Our teams of Industry professionals will identify where your facility and manufacturing process fall short of the high API requirement’s and implement realistic solutions to ensure your success with API.

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