The event plays host to Lloyd’s Register’s capability in the upstream and downstream sectors, enabling visitors to meet its experts and find out about Lloyd’s Register’s end-to-end services and unrivalled portfolio of technical expertise.
“We are now, without question, the industry’s leading independent provider of technical support for safe and environmentally responsible drilling operations as the world continues its search for new energy resources, ” said John Wishart, Lloyd’s Register’s Energy Director.
The addition of specialist support services brought into the fold of Lloyd’s Register with several recent acquisitions in US and Europe, including WEST Engineering Services, is delivering increased service provision for clients faced with an increasingly complex regulatory and safety conscious environment.
“There will always be some level of risk associated with offshore oil drilling, ” said Wishart. “But we can make drilling safer by managing and minimising risk. Our ‘Lloyd’s Register Energy – Drilling’ business offers the world’s most comprehensive suite of technical services to owners and operators of offshore drilling rigs.”
Lloyd’s Register’s insight in to current energy challenges supports the theme for SPE Offshore Europe. “It is no longer enough just to comply with minimum standards, ” highlighted Wishart. “Safety is a priority and improvement must be a constant. There still needs to be more awareness and understanding of how assets should be managed. Operators need to identify and meet a defined set of safety solutions now and in the future, and the next 50 years will be no exception.”
Recognition of safety and asset performance has greatly improved in the industry. But with a degree of uncertainty about affordable and secure energy supply, investment is needed now for the long term, supported by transparent policies with joined-up thinking between different countries intent on ensuring an interconnected and innovative energy supply. Wishart stated: “No operator or government is an energy island. No energy source is isolated from the next. Government and industry must be intrinsically interlinked.”
Visit Lloyd’s Register at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen (UK), on Booth 2C100.
- Lloyd’s Register provides independent assurance to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets in the energy and transportation sectors. It enhances the safety of life, property and the environment by helping its clients to ensure the quality construction and operation of critical infrastructure.
- The Lloyd’s Register Group provides risk assessment and engineering analysis consultancy services, and risk based inspection services. The organization carries out independent design appraisal and inspection of plant and equipment, to international codes and standards, and are authorised as an independent inspection agency by industry bodies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and by numerous national government agencies and accreditation councils, and as a Notified Body for many EU Directives including the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). The organisation has also provided advice and guidance to a range of industry authorities, governments and regulatory bodies.
- The Lloyd’s Register Group also provides assessment and certification of management systems against international and other standards, including quality, environment, health and safety, security, asset management, and business continuity management systems, and is among the world’s largest accredited certification bodies.
- Recently, Lloyd’s Register launched its Offshore Rules including sections for Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs), Floating Offshore Installations at a Fixed Location (FOIFL) and guidance notes for Wind Turbine Installation and Maintenance Vessels (WTIMV), and will be available at SPE Offshore Europe 2013; rules that are based on real-world projects and extensive work with key industry associates.