Asset Integrity Assessments & Inspection
Our inspectors possess the knowledge and ability to conduct comprehensive assessments of key components varying from load bearing, loading in tension, and pressure controlling and containing equipment, such as crown block assemblies, sheaves, masts, substructures, BOPs, and choke/kill hoses, to name a few, along with many third-party supplied auxiliary equipment. Following an intentional and well-structured framework, research of controlling standards is initiated and once completed, strategies can be deployed to fit the customer’s needs based upon critical path analysis.
Comprehensive documentation and reporting always has and always will be a hallmark of GEI inspections.
Global Energy Inspections can complete an overall conditional assessment for a wide assortment of installations. Conditional assessments are comprehensive as they may encompass components installed on drilling, completion, and production sites. Following is a brief list - contact Global Energy Inspections for a comprehensive listing or request a formal proposal for your unique situation.
- Crown Block Assemblies (API Specification 4F)
- Crown Sheaves (API Specification 8C)
- Mast/Derrick (API Specification 4F)
- Traveling equipment, i.e., blocks, bales, elevators, top drives, etc. (API Specification 8C)
- Temporary Piping/High Pressure Piping (ASME B31.3)
- BOPs (RAMs/VBRs)(API Specification 16A)
- Coded Pressure Vessels (BPVC)
- Well Control Assessments (API Standard 53)
Compliance assessments are completed by taking all applicable industry standards and best practices in consideration. Agencies such as API, ASME, ANSI, ISO, IADC, and OSHA are used to provide documented benchmarks. From that point, a comprehensive action item checklist is developed that outlines deficiencies along with a recommended closure action. GEI reports include accompanying photographs as action items are identified along with suggested resources, personnel, and descriptions required to close recognized gaps.
Well Control Assessments
Global Energy Inspections will evaluate your pressure controlling and containing equipment against industry standards and best practices. In November 2012, API elevated API RP 53 to a standard to address open issues created by various incidents and gaps. Our inspectors will perform a comprehensive walk the line from Mud Pumps through the Mud Gas Separator. The overall adequacy of the system along with documentation will be considered. Asset integrity will be reviewed through supplied documentation to ensure all components have been manufactured and maintained according to their identified industry standard. All standards are outlined within the guidance provided by API Standard 53.
Our inspectors will evaluate equipment prior to beginning work in the field. Critical equipment is evaluated under operational conditions. A simulated drilling environment is created to ensure components will perform as expected by our customers. Specifications from the original equipment manufacturer will be collected to ensure all equipment is performing per design parameters.
High Pressure Piping/Temporary Pipe Assessments
Our inspectors possess detailed knowledge of ASME B31.3 (High Pressure Piping). Global Energy Inspections will complete a detailed appraisal of all high-pressure piping. The assessment includes requesting OEM documentation along with any previous or current inspection documents. Documentation will be reviewed to ensure piping has been manufactured and maintained per the identified industry standard at the time of inspection.
Lifting Gear Registries
Global Energy Inspections will provide inspectors to complete a comprehensive evaluation of all lifting gear in inventory. The inspection will be carried out to comply with requirements set forth by current industry standards (ASME, API, etc.). Global Energy Inspections is certified by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).
Light Survey Assessment
Our inspectors create a detailed map of an identified facility. Once the layout of the facility or installation is mapped, a light meter will be used to ensure the amount of illumination is sufficient. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) specifies minimum requirements for available light essential for assigned personnel to perform their work safely and efficiently. Light surveys are recommended to be completed on an annual basis to ensure the environment is unchanged.
Sound Survey Assessments
Inspectors use a decibel meter to measure the amount of exposure in an identified area. A detailed map will be constructed of a specific installation or facility. Once the areas of interest are identified, a sound plot will be developed based on recorded decibel data points in each area. OSHA requires hearing protection in certain areas if exposure exceeds 85 decibels.
Global Energy Inspections can conduct inspections capable of detecting areas of intense heat. Various components installed throughout installations and rig sites can provide early indications prior to catastrophic failure. By using the latest technologies, failures can be avoided by detecting areas of elevated heat. Global Energy Inspections can assist in creating a comprehensive preventative maintenance program to ensure timely maintenance. Additionally, our maintenance program can assist clients in developing a critical replacement parts list to insure an optimal inventory is kept on hand.
Wind Energy Assessments
Global Energy Inspections is aware that a need for alternative fuels is being instituted in various areas. We offer inspection services that will help you safeguard and evaluate the technical status of your investments wind. Our services encompass the entire life-time of the wind turbine, starting from before the wind farm is constructed. We offer turbine inspection services, which take place at various intervals during the life-time of a wind turbine.
DROPS - Dropped Object Prevention Directives
A dramatic increase in industry’s awareness of dropped objects and potential dropped object scenarios has prompted a surge in requirement for these specialized inspections. GEI provides qualified inspectors to conduct a thorough dropped objects survey of the Derrick/Mast and agreed to surrounding areas, documenting findings with photographic\support and providing recommendations for their rectification. All findings are then presented in our comprehensive corrective actions report delivered in both hard and soft versions. The team also prepares a complete dropped objects scheduled-inspection follow-up program, for post GEI inspections by the rig crew. This program is built on a level-by-level basis , detailing items to be checked and what to look for, text is clear and easy to follow, with all items supported by a photographic reference.
Nondestructive Testing/Examination and Training
We employ some of the best nondestructive testing personnel world-wide. Our NDT technicians operate under the supervision and guidance of highly trained NDT Level III’s. GEI’S NDT program is governed by a Written Practice based upon the latest edition of SNT-TC-1a. Recommendation for the Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel published by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing and recognized as the de facto recommendation in the United States and much of the world. All GEI’s NDT personnel hold multiple certifications and operate under a continuing training process. High impact, time efficient courses in the major NDT methods are offered to fully equip aspiring or current NDT technicians.
Safety Signage For Incident Management
In 2013, OSHA updated its regulations to incorporate the latest ANSI Z535 (2011) standards, effective September 11, 2013. This regulation change is an opportunity for organizations to rethink and elevate visual safety communication in the workplace. Global Energy Inspections provides comprehensive analysis and implementation of ANSI/OSHA standard safety signage across the board in industry, better protecting your workplace and employees.