Management overseeing the electrical maintenance on the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible have given the go ahead for the annual Thermographic Survey inspection requirement, used to accurately identify failing electrical distribution equipment before an outage occurs.
The rig is currently working for Dana Petroleum, (a British oil and gas exploration and production company with exploration and production operations in the UK, Egypt, Norway, the Netherlands and Africa) and currently located in the Hudson field some 80 NM northeast of the Shetland Isles. This Thermographic Survey is an annual requirement needed to comply with Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Ltd’s comprehensive Global Excellence Management System (GEMS) manual.
The Ocean Guardian is a 3rd generation offshore semi-submersible drilling rig, with a ABS A1 Classification. The rig was built at the Scott Lithgow yard in Glasgow Scotland to the Earl and Wright Sedco 713 series design, and has the ability to drill to depths of 25,000ft. (SL/TD)
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