Expanding its upstream service offering in Europe, SGS has entered into a new partnership with the Netherlands-based Drilling Service Centre, strategically located in Middenmeer, to offer comprehensive Drill Equipment Inspection (DEI) services.

Through the partnership, SGS will now combine the Drilling Service Centre’s expert cleaning, repair and equipment conservation offering, with its own renowned independent inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) services, carried out with specialized ultrasonic inspection tools according NS2.

Pieter van Moerkerk from SGS said: “Drilling clients hire drill equipment or purchase the equipment for drilling activities in the North Sea. When used once, the equipment needs to be inspected. The Drilling Service Centre in Middenmeer provided all the services needed for reuse, maintenance and overhaul of drilling equipment. The only missing part of the puzzle was SGS’s independent drill equipment inspection services (PDF 203 KB). As a result, the partnership between SGS and Drilling Service Centre provides a truly unique and comprehensive offering to the upstream sector across Europe.”

As well as providing services on site in Middenmeer, the partnership will also use mobile facilities to provide services where the equipment is used. As a result, clients will no longer need to arrange transportation of their equipment to a testing site.

About Drilling Service Centre

The Drilling Service Center offers top-quality, efficient and cost-effective solutions to operators, drilling contractors, service companies and rig builders. The company provides excellent service and support at its Middenmeer center, and partnerships to supply services worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Pieter van Moerkerk 
Business Unit Manager NDT & Statutory Services
SGS Nederland BV
Malledijk 18
3208LA – Spijkenisse
The Netherlands
t: +31 181 693 657
m: +31 646 159 609
f: +31 181 693 583

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.