Archer UK - Rope Access + NDT Services

We provide highly skilled multidisciplinary survey and inspection teams to work with global onshore and offshore drilling contractors and oil and gas operators We strive to achieve the highest possible quality and service standards to help enhance asset integrity for safe and profitable operations

Archer UK Overview

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    We aim to ensure that a customer’s asset or facility is safe and fit-for-purpose. Our extensive oil and gas asset surveys give customers the big picture

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  • Our bases in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia help us to deliver total lifecycle solutions worldwide that focus on improving asset integrity, reducing costs and overcoming operational challenges. We aim to enhance asset integrity for safe and profitable operations. Each service is available separately or as part of a custom package.


    Our surveys are about the quality assurance of total systems, procedures and policies, paying attention to the details but looking at the bigger picture:
    • rig condition assessments (RCA)
    • rig hardware assessments
    • hull preservation surveys (HPS)
    • class surveys and UWILD.


    Our inspections focus on the quality control of individual components and sub-systems:
    • dropped object prevention schemes (DROPS)
    • lifting and lifted equipment
    • rope access
    • regulatory and statutory surveys
    • non-destructive testing (NDT)

    Project management

    For us, project management means taking the load from your shoulders, thereby helping you to deliver your promises, on time and within budget:
    • turnkey projects
    • supply chain
    • construction
    • rig delivery and acceptance


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    We tailor the survey scope to your requirements

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  • Our extensive oil and gas asset surveys give you the big picture. We recommend measures, based on the survey results, to resolve any defects. We tailor the survey scope to your requirements and may include the following surveys.

    Rig condition assessment (RCA)

    To optimize your maintenance program and fiscal planning, you need detailed and accurate information about the condition of your vessel’s hardware and hull. Our RCA service provides a comprehensive reliability assessment of a facility’s hardware and structure for asset integrity assurance and the development of shipyard work scopes. RCAs are carried out before a rig or vessel’s purchase, hire or reactivation, before shipyard upgrade projects, and as part of statutory hull inspections.

    Rig hardware assessment (RHA)

    RHAs cover a variety of plant:
    • drilling equipment
    • electrical generation and distribution systems
    • cranes and hoisting systems
    • jacking systems
    • main and auxillary equipment
    • solids control and circulating systems
    • surface and subsea well control equipment
    • marine and safety equipment
    We aim to ensure that your asset or facility is safe and fit for purpose.

    Hull preservation survey (HPS)

    Our experienced steel and coating inspectors can establish and implement comprehensive and effective hull inspection programs that provide the following:
    • compartment condition assessment reports
    • prioritization of steel and coating repairs
    • accurate steel renewal weight and material estimates
    • accurate coating area and paint specification estimates
    • repair procedure recommendations

    Class surveys and UWILD

    Archer has accreditation from statutory bodies to provide annual specific periodic surveys (SPS) in conformance with the major classification societies for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU).

    Our class surveys and UWILD service include the development of work scopes, liaison with the relevant class authority and report generation. We provide multidisciplinary inspection personnel, including project managers, rope access technicians, divers and NDT personnel. We work hard to deliver our services with minimal disruption to your operations. Regulatory and statutory surveys

    We provide gap analysis for regulatory and statutory compliance before rig relocation.

    Inspection Services

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    Our inspection services enable predictive and preventive action to improve equipment and rig safety.

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  • We offer periodic inspection services that assess your equipment’s safety and manage risk. These inspections ensure that your equipment and sub-systems are maintained to the required standards. Only when you have confidence that your equipment is safe and meets the regulatory requirements, can you focus on your core business.

    Our inspectors have spent many years maintaining equipment; they know where to look and what to look for beyond the obvious. They can identify potential problems so they can be addressed before they become critical.

    Our inspection services enable predictive and preventive action to improve equipment and rig safety.

    Dropped object prevention scheme (DROPS)

    A DROPS is a systematic and planned approach to managing dropped object prevention programs. We implement programs in accordance with regulatory and client requirements, DROPS society guidelines and Archer’s Falling Objects and Securing of Equipment procedure. The latter contains the following requirements for establishing and maintaining measures that prevent incidents:
    • securing loose equipment
    • an inspection program for safety devices for loose equipment
    • an inspection program for equipment aloft
    • follow-up procedures after equipment aloft has been subjected to abnormal loads
    • operational safety measures for areas exposed to falling objects
    • physical barriers against falling objects
    The scope includes a detailed dropped objects inspection that highlights and provides corrective actions for all potential dropped objects. It also provides solutions for secondary retention where required.

    Lifting and lifted equipment

    As part of our inspection service, we implement a liftingequipment inspection program in accordance with client and regional requirements, SI 2307:1998/Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), API recommended practices and specifications, class requirements, IADC recommendations and the required operator standards.

    Items for inspection include a wide variety of equipment:
    • lifting equipment, such as AR winches and hoists
    • lifted equipment, included baskets, containers, skips and lifting frames
    • mechanical handling equipment, cranes and forklifts
    • pad eyes, loose lifting tackle such as slings, shackles and webbing
    • lifeboat and life raft davit and deployment systems
    • tubular handling equipment and related items
    • cantilever hold-downs and beams
    • derricks
    We recommend and work towards a thorough examination and recertification of all loose ancillary lifting equipment based on the requirements of clients and regulatory periodic inspections.

    Rope access

    You need confidence in the integrity of every part of your asset, including difficult to reach areas. That is why we provide an efficient rope access inspection, repair and maintenance service that aims to minimize operational disruption.

    Non-Destructive testing (NDT)

    We appreciate the need to ensure asset integrity with minimal disruption to operations. Our NDT service can help you achieve this objective using the following methods:
    • magnetic partial inspection (MPI)
    • ultrasonic thickness testing (UTT)
    • eddy current (EC) testing
    • dye penetrant inspection (DPI)
    • pressure testing verification
    • infrared thermography (IRT)

    Oil country tubular goods (OCTG)

    We offer a complete range of inspection services for drill pipe, casing and other tubular goods that are used within the oil & gas industry.

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