In the current economic climate it is essential that all businesses understand their facilities costs and how their technical assets impact on their bottom line, which is why we have executed a strategic alliance/partnership with HSOG. (HS Ocean Group) (www.hsoceangroup.com) is a leading global contractor to the oil, gas, energy & shipping industries.
HSOG has acquired a reputation for delivering the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency to their customers, with over 30 years combined experience gained in the provision of asset integrity maintenance services and project delivery.
HSOG’s strength comes from the quality of its employees and its global reach enabling the Company to offer a full range of services in 12 countries span over 5 continents. With a network of Country Offices (Europe, Africa and Americas), MODU Service Hubs and Facilities HS Ocean Group can offer an extensive range of services including project management, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance, access solutions, dry dock capabilities, operational support, manpower, specialist barrier coatings, surface preparation and modifications and upgrades. HSOG’s business focus in Angola is to offer local content through its strategic alliance/partnership with Principal Energy together with support from a global organisation ensuring that we deliver the best value option to our clients without compromise. Going forward, we will continue to implement our effective business plan to procure new contracts for the repair, upgrade and refurbishment of fixed and floating offshore platforms and structures, land based platforms and installations, FPSO & FSO, drill ships and all other types of commercial and military vessels.
INSPECTION, REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE SERVICES
The constant need to ensure your assets are adequately equipped to function in a safe and reliable manner are ever present in today’s competitive oil and gas industry. We work with our clients to maximise and maintain the lifespan of their assets by conducting detailed surveys and inspection.
HSOG provides the following inspection services:
Our inspection department offers full and comprehensive NDT (Non Destructive Testing) services which is used to detect flaws in welds and steel surfaces.
CLOSE VISUAL INSPECTIONS
Our inspection personnel are trained to visually detect defects in equipment, whether it be with the use of visual aids such as magnifiers, boroscopes etc. or with the extensive experience of the trained eye.
SPECIAL PERIODIC SURVEYS
HSOG carries out Special Periodic Surveys which consist of visual and NDT inspections to the critical connections on mobile drilling units and ships. This is done in accordance with certifying authorities to ensure the units structure and integrity meet the legislate requirements.
HSOG offers specialist DROPS hazard inspections where a team of our inspectors access difficult areas which are often at height and conduct a survey to ensure there are no potential dropped objects that could fall and cause harm to personnel. A full report is then compiled including drawings and photographs complimented with a detailed inventory and hazard register. All potential dropped objects are reported and when possible, eliminated at the time of find.
HSOG integrates industrial rope access and inspection services to carry out structural surveys of drilling structures, crane booms, flair towers, masts etc. Structural surveys can consist of the integration of all inspection disciplines and on completion a report package including computer aided drawings and photographic logs will be presented to our customer detailing all inspected areas and defects.
HSOG’S team of corrosion engineers, coatings inspectors and surveyors, can provide a range of services which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Inspection & quality management services including coatings inspections/surveys, preparation of detailed coatings/corrosion inspection workpacks and third party paint inspection.
- External corrosion management systems aligned to industry safety & integrity best practice.
- Consultancy providing technical solutions to external coatings and corrosion problems, including external integrity audits, failure investigation and the preparation of specifications for problem areas.
HSOG’s technicians provide periodic ATEX inspections and can include the integration of industrial rope access to access difficult areas or areas at height. All of our electricians are experienced and COMPEX certified which provides our clients with the capabilities to supply EX audits and registers.
ASSET OVERHAUL, REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
Providing specialist support contracting services with innovative methods and technical expertise enables HSOG to offer turnkey solutions for all rig repair, maintenance and upgrade projects. HSOG’s teams aim to maximise clients’ return and avoid unplanned downtime by using strategically positioned MODU Service Hubs (MSH), providing offshore assets with the opportunity to be repaired and serviced in close proximity to their operating field, minimising downtime, mitigating risk exposure and operational costs.
HSOG provides multi skilled construction teams which cover all aspects of construction services and can be integrated with our access solutions to enable our personnel to get to difficult areas. Included within its construction department are capabilities to carry out derrick / mast outfitting and refurbishment and crane boom repair / replacement. Our construction solutions include the following extensive disciplines:
- Welding & Fabrication
- Technical Rigging & Lifting
- Pipe Fitting
- Steel Erecting
- Electrical Engineering
- Drydocking Services
- Technical Services
HSOG’S fabric maintenance department specializes in all aspects of coatings removal and applications including industrial cleaning and confined space entry. We work closely with our alliances to continually develop coatings removal and applications systems with the integration of bespoke encapsulation systems to protect the environment and surrounding assets while carrying out coating repairs.
HSOG’S access department specializes in a comprehensive range of access solutions from industrial rope access which is carried out in accordance with IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) International Code of Practice as well as traditional scaffolding methods. We work closely with our alliances to continually develop new access technologies including tensioned netting systems and temporary work platforms which can be designed for structures of any shape, size or dimension.
Through its alliances, HSOG can offer customers extensive underwater inspection, repair and maintenance solutions with the integration of ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and diving services. Within our subsea alliances we can offer cofferdam design, fabrication and installation as well as dry diving operations. We can combine diving and rope access operations to carry out rig and ship survey classifications with the integrity of inspection and construction services.