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.
According to its press release on Wednesday, Lloyd’s Register will provide support in key areas of operational risk – change management, contractor management, inspection plans and reporting, asset optimization, 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, the company said.
“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,” said James Drummond, VP Asset Integrity and Development Solutions from Lloyd’s Register.
Lloyd’s Register has held the Integrity Contract with Maersk Oil UK since 2005.
The company noted that, although a key focus of the contract is to mitigate major threats, Lloyd’s Register will provide oversight into the operation of each asset and also address challenging exploration requirements and specific operational needs.