Semi-Sub Inspection Success Story in Offshore Magazine

November 20th, 2017

The ENSCO 5004 is a Bureau Veritas Classed semi-submersible drilling rig operating off the coast of Malta, which needed to complete its 5 year periodic UWILD survey and carry out essential maintenance work whilst the asset was in operation and on hire.

ENSCO chose to use EM&I and their advanced ODIN® technology, to avoid off-hire time, reduce costs, and enhance safety by eliminating diving operations.

The ODIN diverless UWILD technology has now been proven on over 20 projects, on drillships, semi subs, jack ups, and FPSOs throughout the world with great success.

ODIN generates major cost and safety benefits for operators because the work can be carried out whilst the assets are on station and in operation.

A POB (Persons On Board) reduction of around 70% leaves bed spaces available for other essential work and because ODIN is not weather sensitive, it delivers high budget certainty.

ODIN was developed by EM&I and was encouraged by the influential HITS (Hull Inspection Techniques and Strategy) JIP whose membership includes the major class societies (ABS, LR, BV and LR) and many of the world’s major operators and leasing organisations.

The innovative methods developed by EM&I are thoroughly tested and validated to demonstrate their compliance with class requirements.

Click here to read the article on this success story published on page 49 in Offshore Magazine.