Well Control Verification & Compliance

Our goal is to ensure your drilling equipment meets regulations and your standards, operating as originally designed.


New and emerging standards can be difficult to decipher, but regulatory regimes must be satisfied. Modern sophisticated drilling rigs present another challenge, raising the potential for damage and downtime from electronic system issue.

Our service ensures you are compliant with the necessary international rules, regulations and policies, while helping you minimise the time and effort needed to clear these hurdles. In jurisdictions where standards are not clearly defined, we work with you to apply what’s most appropriate. This can be a mix of standards, specifications, your company policies and industry best practice.

Service breakdown

Our best-in-class approach for verifications covers blow out preventers (BOPs), controls (S&C), coiled tubing and intervention well control equipment (IWCE). Our surveys are customised for your rig. We’ll check your BOP hardware and related systems for proper operation, maintenance and parts, as per regulations. Our re-verification service ensures that any modifications or issues occurring since the last verification do not compromise the design and operation of the BOP.

Shear Verification

Using test reports and calculated data, we assess and verify if your blind-shear rams will shear the drill pipe for a specific well according to regulation.

BOP compatibility verification

If operating in US offshore waters, we verify that a well using a subsea BOP is right for your rig and works as expected. Typically, this is for floating rigs. For rigs entering US waters, our verification of compliance survey ensures your unit is compliant pre-transit.

We support 14 to 21 day test extension with real-time monitoring, a BOP risk model and failure tracking and reporting. We also perform maintenance audits, competency assessment, DROPS, engineering consulting, failure root-cause investigation and high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) reports (for BSEE).

Intervention Well Control Equipment

Our IWCE integrity services enhance reliability and safety to ensure continuous operation, so you reduce downtime and costs. Having acquired WEST Engineering Services (in 2012) and ModuSpec (2008), we offer the world's most comprehensive suite of technical services to owners and operators of drilling rigs. We’re proud of our reputation for trusted technical excellence and elevating industry safety, having inspected over 80% of the world’s offshore oil rigs.

400rig reviews

by us, each year


of the worlds rig's inspected by us

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