HOUSTON -- Athens Group is offering a post-hurricane remediation service. The new offering, a combination of proven Drilling Technology Assurance Services, is specifically designed to help get Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs damaged by Ike and Gustav back to safe production status as quickly as possible, according to Athens.
Drilling Technology Assurance (DTA) Services encompass repeatable processes, developed through Athens Group's experience with multiple types of drilling control systems and documented in their Drilling Technology Assurance Knowledge Base. These processes were designed to help drilling and oil companies with risk mitigation and problem remediation throughout the entire lifecycle of their rigs, the company says.
Executed by third-party consultants with rig software, hardware, drilling, topology, and network expertise, DTA is proven to minimize risk and improve problem remediation, reducing schedule delays and non-productive time, says Athens. These services help ensure the drilling and rig control systems meet customer requirements, are drill ready when the rig is accepted and work with minimal downtime throughout the lifecycle of the rig, according to the company.