Oceaneering Asset Integrity announces RBI frame agreement


Oceaneering Asset Integrity has announced that it has secured a five-year global risk-based inspections (RBI) frame agreement with Teekay Petrojarl.

Oceaneering Asset Integrity will provide integrity and inspection management on all Teekay Petrojarl FPSOs in service offshore in Norway, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The frame agreement, signed in February 2013, provides for seven option periods of one year each, exercisable by Teekay Petrojarl.

Teekay Petrojarl, with a fleet of 10 FPSOs, is a world leader in FPSO operation in harsh and ultra-harsh environments. The company, a subsidiary of Teekay Corporation, has more than 1000 employees, with a head office located in Trondheim, Norway.

Sverre Stenvaag, Senior Vice President of Operations at Teekay Petrojarl, told NDT News: “The integrity management agreement shall ensure the implementation of best practice within the field of topside integrity management using the risk-based inspections (RBI) framework across our global fleet of FPSO units. The services will consist of the development of inspection strategies, RBI analysis, inspection programmes and offshore inspection services.

Gunnar Hilsen, VP Life Cycle Integrity at Oceaneering Asset Integrity, stated: “We are delighted with this award by Teekay Petrojarl. This award constitutes a growth in the long-term relationship between Teekay Petrojarl and Oceaneering. We consider this long-term contract as a vote of confidence for the quality of services and level of competence we offer to our clients worldwide. Today, we have 2300 highly-skilled and qualified employees within the Asset Integrity division, and as a positive effect of this award we expect to increase this number.”