Independent Inspection

Independent Inspection Services

The impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will mean that oil and gas pipeline installations are likely to come under far greater scrutiny from industry regulators over the coming months and years.

Engineering specifications and inspection requirements are already stringent, and pressure is only likely to increase on oil companies and their contractors to demonstrate that they are meeting their engineering and inspection obligations.

The bigger issue is how the oil industry as a whole can minimise risk and ensure the safety of its personnel and the integrity of its drilling rigs and pipelines. Independent dimensional and visual inspection is a component of this picture. This will encompass, for example, measurement and inspection of pipe geometry, welds, pipe fit-up, bevels and counterbores, to ensure specifications are fully met.

Demand is likely to growing for services from independent inspection companies, who can offer the full range of pipe measurement and inspection services to the highest standards, including full traceability and calibration.


What OMS can offer?

  • Third party, independent pipe weld measurement & inspection expertise  
  • Technical prowess and proven track record in oil & gas pipe inspection work.
  • Expert advice and guidance on the effects of pipe geometry as regards delivering better weld quality, improved engineering as well as determining and quarantining pipes or parts that fail to meet specifications. Involvement in pipe reeling trials, Weld Procedure Qualification Tests (WPQTs), and pipe fatigue trials in order to help improve the engineering integrity and inspection of subsea structures.
  • Pipe end dimensioning to verify ovality to insure better fit-up
  • Pipe meets specification

The quality of supplied parts is also a factor in the delivery of engineering programs to specification. Unfortunately it’s not always the case that supplied parts meet the applicable specification. This can lead to disputes between suppliers and contractors. OMS has significant experience as an independent expert authority, called in to objectively evaluate parts against the applicable criteria.

OMS can provide:

  • A wide set of calibrated specialist tools to carry out survey work to exacting standards. 
  • Experience in resolving disputes between suppliers/installers/operators over engineering & inspection specifications.
  • Clear, concise & informative reports generated for customers, detailing whether pipes or parts are in or out of manufacturing specifications.
  • Experience in providing expert testimony and preparing supporting documentation for contractual negotiations or legal court cases and disputes.

OMS provide a wide range of services including:

OMS provide services to the following sectors:

Our services enable clients to:

  • Mitigate risk
  • Meet specifications
  • Maximise performance
  • Reduce project costs

OMS core capabilities include:

Innovation, flexibility, collaboration

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