Some companies and industries, just by the nature of the work they do and where this work takes place, prove to be an extraordinarily challenging and often dangerous place to work and operate at. And some industries will always remain under the public’s microscope of scrutiny, often making their safe and effective operation more publicized, and thereby even more important to stress. Any accident that takes place in these given circumstances often results in a catastrophic tragedy, heightening the scrutiny and re-igniting passions of those that oppose whatever work they do. Offshore oil and gas operations could certainly be seen as one of these segments of one of those industries.
Deepwater well completion can be an extremely involved and often complex situation involving the integration of ever-changing equipment and improved processes as needs arise. And safety is always at a premium. From initial training to continued practices in the field, to equipment that must be constantly monitored and changed out as use and technology dictate, safety is the first consideration taken in any operational decision.
To the extent that safety is so paramount in importance in the equipment used in this industry, smaller independents all the way up to the super major oil and gas companies seek out equipment and technical services from the most superior companies that specialize in surface and subsea well intervention systems. One company in this field, PRT Offshore, fulfills all the criteria to justify it as a real leader in the industry.
There are certain measures and protocols that superior companies take to help elevate them to their elite status in the industry, factors that customers fully recognize and appreciate. And the first, of course, is safety. From outstanding safety training programs to ongoing safe practices with continually changing and improving processes, it all starts from here.
Industry leaders who operate at the highest level in this industry are API Spec. Q2 certified. This certification, which only a few in the industry around the world possess, standardizes major controls for:
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Service-Related Product
- Service Quality Plans
- Contingency Planning
- Management of Change
- Supplier Criticality
Companies that have API Spec. Q2 certification have worked long and hard to gain this industry certification, and thus are able to take advantage of some benefits this certification brings them. Some of these benefits include:
- Improve operational, efficiency, productivity, and product reliability
- Reduce cost
- Customer satisfaction- meet customer requirements
- Access to new markets
- Meet statutory and regulatory requirements
- Increased environmental benefit