Drilling is taking place in deeper waters and more demanding reservoirs. Managing risks and enhancing safety and efficiency are vital. DNV can help.
DNV has since the 1980s been a market leader in certification of drilling systems, and our offshore standards and recommended practices for drilling systems have been the basis for best industry practice. We have core competence within drilling technology, subsea and wells and can provide services within the following areas:
Verification and condition assessment of drilling and well systems, including technical advisory, technology qualification and re-certification of well control systems.
Well integrity management
Development and implementation of management systems for maintaining the well barrier integrity, as well as integrity management throughout all operational phases.
Risk management of drilling and well operations
This includes both operations and the rig and well facilities.
In addition, as a world leading provider of classification services for drilling systems and equipment on board Mobile Offshore Units, DNV offers the voluntary class notation DRILL based on DNV-OS-E101. A high percentage of all semi-submersible drilling rigs and drill-ships ordered in recent years has been ordered to DNV class, all with DRILL. In addition, in 2011 DNV secured the first contracts for our new voluntary class notation ISDS for Integrated Software Dependent Systems.
DNV has been active in developing standards, specifications and recommended practices for the drilling and well segment.
DNV continuously conducts research and development projects so we can contribute to solving problems and improve the understanding of complex issues.
In April 2010, the oil industry was rocked by the Deepwater Horizon tragedy when the Macondo well blew, killing 11 people and leaking oil into the surrounding environment for several months. DNV has taken an active role in addressing many of the issues at hand.
DNV is leading the secretariat of the 'Ekspertgruppe for bedre riggkapasitet på norsk sokkel'.
In 2011, the topic was 'Drilling in the Arctic'.
Following the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, DNV prepared a position paper highlighting key aspects of an effective US offshore safety regime.