Oil Rigs are extensive oil drilling facilities designed for land or offshore oil extraction. Offshore facilities may be floating oil rigs on drill ships or platforms built on the sea to drill oil out of the seabed. Many offshore oil rigs also include worker accommodation. These massive structures have thousands of sections and components and need careful and scrupulous inspections to ensure they are well maintained and safe.  

To understand more about Oil Rig Inspections, we’ll briefly look at the following:

  • What do Rig inspections usually include?
  • What makes Rig inspections important for oil and gas companies?
  • How does Fielda improve and streamline Rig inspections?

What do Rig Inspections include: During rig inspections, inspectors conduct detailed evaluations of the entire equipment and subsystems within a rig. For example, they check if the well control equipment is up to standards and examine the jacking system, maintenance system, and safety equipment. In addition, they evaluate the power plant, housing facilities, drilling equipment, machinery, electrical systems, and marine equipment with detailed checklists. They also check for critical spares and consumables needed and conduct dropped objects inspections to eliminate the risk of falling objects. Inspectors also audit certifications on equipment to ensure they are all valid and list various repairs or replacements needed.

What makes Rig Inspections important: Inspections help ensure that rigs are designed, installed, and managed according to specifications. These include both client requirements and industry standards like the American Petroleum Industry (API). The goal is to ensure compliance, proper maintenance, optimum performance, and, most crucially, safety. Rig inspections also reduce the risk of expensive warranty claims when assets need high-value repairs. They also minimize downtime in operations and help ensure optimum productivity and profitability. 

How does Fielda improve and streamline Rig Inspections: Data gathered during rig inspections is high-volume, varied, and complex. Fielda simplifies this process through its highly customizable forms, checklists, and menus. These can be designed, edited, and adapted based on the type of rig, industry standards, and unique client mandates. Especially in the case of offshore rigs and equipment located in inaccessible areas, Fielda’s offline data capture helps inspectors complete data gathering where no connectivity is available. Fielda’s no-code feature and data integration with existing systems make company-wide adoption seamless and efficient.  

Pre-empt: Avoid regulatory compliance lapses and ensure preventive maintenance 

Optimize: Manage costs by resolving identified problems in the emergent stage

Consolidate: Gain a unified view of all inspections through real-time data capture and integration


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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