Rig & Equipment Inspections and Audits

Improving drilling performance and safety

Delivering rigs and associated systems which are compliant, fit for purpose and up-time assured.

Horizon Resources have developed a number of standard compliance and condition checklists that can be tailored to suit the audit (inspection) requirements of rig operators and owners. This customisable approach assists in the delivery of meaningful and consistent inspection outcomes with the aim of delivering rigs and associated systems which are compliant, fit for purpose and up-time assured.

Enhanced via our digitalised inspection service that puts specific and customised criteria, along with inspection resource tools and standards directly in the hands of our experience surveying team our services have assisted operators and owners to reduce downtime and meet local regulatory compliance requirements.

Our audit (inspection) services (standard and digital) portfolio includes:

  • Compliance Audits
    • Contract compliance
    • Tender compliance
    • Regulatory compliance
  • Acceptance Audits
  • Equipment inspections
    • General Equipment
    • Well Control
  • Maintenance Management
  • Camp Inspections
  • Safety Audits
  • Dropped Objects
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Incident Investigation

Typical audits cover the following key systems and equipment:

  • Drilling
  • Well control
  • Mud-handling, mixing and pumping equipment
  • Production and well testing
  • Electrical and electronic 
  • Power plant and engine room
  • Lifting and load-handling
  • Safety 
  • Maintenance management
  • Dropped-objects audits
  • Safety and environmental management
  • Power Management Systems

Rig audits are undertaken by qualified veterans of the Oil, Gas and Resources industry, with significant practical experience in the day to day operation and maintenance of rigs and vessels. Assessors in the following specialities are on hand:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Electronic/Control Systems
  • DROPs and Lifting

Horizon Resources International uses a variety of the currently required Local, National and International standards including: 

  • AS/NZ standards, including AS/NZ 1020, 1418, 1470, 1768, 2319, 3000
  • API Standards, Specifications, and Recommended Practices
  • IEC/IEE/IEEE standards
  • Internal client standards/requirements 
  • The technical terms of the contract between the drilling contractor and operator