Since its formation, Rigtech Independent Ltd. has specialised in the Inspection and Maintenance of drilling rigs.

The core business has been the condition evaluation of rigs for on/off hire surveys, client internal audit, Project management, and training of technical personnel.

An example of client listing and some of the work conducted on behalf of Canadian Natural Resources



The following pages highlight just some of our experience:


  • Rig Monitoring Programme – 5 CNR Platform Rigs, North Sea (12 yrs)
  • Preservation & Re-activation – 5 CNR Platform Rigs, North Sea
  • Well Control Review – 5 CNR Platform Rigs, North Sea
  • Maintenance Audit – Talisman Rigs, North Sea
  • De-Commissioning – CNR Murchison Platform, North Sea
  • Jacking Gear Inspections – Transocean Galaxy 3, Ensco 101, North Sea
  • Rig Maintenance – CNR Ninian Central Platform
  • Maintenance System Assessment – Maximo – Onshore
  • Repair & Start Up Activity – CNR Ninian Central Platform
  • Drilling Equipment Audits – 5 CNR Platform Rigs, North Sea
  • Piping & Instrumentation Drawings Update – Onshore
  • 3D Laser Survey – CNR Ninian South Platform
  • Condition evaluation – Talisman Claymore Platform, North Sea
  • Condition evaluation for Plug and abandon – Talisman Beatrice platform


  • Factory Acceptance Testing – BOP Control Unit, Louisiana, USA
  • Rig Acceptance Survey – AMNI International Rig AD1, Nigeria
  • Inspection of 1600HP Drilling Rig, Seaharvest, Egypt
  • Design & manufacture of Storm Loop Bracket, West Mira, Korea
  • Newbuild Acceptance, CAT Oil Land Rigs, USA x 12 rigs
  • Condition evaluation, CAT Oil Drilling Rigs, Russia
  • Condition Evaluation of Depthwize LSD 203 & 204 Rigs, Nigeria
  • Crane Condition Evaluations – Shelf Drilling – Rigs worldwide (3 yrs)
  • Jacking Gear Inspections – Shelf Drilling – Rigs worldwide (3 yrs)
  • 3rd Party Rig Inspection, Weatherford Ocean King, Montenegro
  • Technical Audits, Weatherford Drilling Rigs, Russia
  • Crane Condition Evaluation, Seadrill West Titania, Libya
  • Condition Survey, HOEC Aban VII & DDB, Singapore


Rig inspection workshops, including:

  • National Drilling company of Abu Dhabi in

  • Bida Al Oshena training base for the rig crews
  • Head office personnel in Abu Dhabi
  • Sheraton hotel Abu Dhabi for senior rig crews

  • Sheraton hotel Abu Dhabi for senior rig crews

  • Dubai training centre, Mall of the Emirates for the rig crews
  • Iraq, South Rumaila base, country managers and rig crews

  • Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

  • Abuja complex, Senior safety department engineers