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ENTRION Awarded Offshore Rig Readiness Contract
Houston, TX September 29, 2016 – ENTRION has been awarded a contract by a major drilling contractor to oversee the readiness of one of their high specification Jack-up’s, ensuring that it was compliant with regulatory standards and client requirements. The rig had been undergoing inspections and repair in the Caribbean and is scheduled to begin work for a major Production Company in the area.

“We are excited to expand our offshore services and partner with our customers to ensure that their assets are compliant with regulations and contract requirements, thereby helping them get fully operational sooner.” says Daniel Chunkapura, Director with ENTRION.  “I’d like to thank our team here in Houston and our global team for the support we received to make this project possible.  This new project demonstrates that it is possible to succeed with great people and high quality services, despite the challenges our industry is facing“, says Mr. Chunkapura.

ENTRION has developed a risk-based asset management solution for drilling contractors to improve the availability of their rigs while minimizing operation and maintenance costs. The approach combines a predictive maintenance approach that models future reliability based on Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) of equipment, with calculations of the economic consequences of potential failures. 
The model optimizes maintenance budgets by allocating more resources to high-risk items and fewer resources to low-risk items resulting in an overall reduction in risk and downtime. A prototype modeling of a subsea mux control system estimates a tenfold improvement in reliability while not significantly impacting maintenance costs. 
The subsea control system model will be incorporated into ENTRION’s web-hosted risk management suite, ProFin RiskTM. Meanwhile, models for other equipment that significantly impacts drilling rig availability, such as subsea stacks and top drives, will also be developed and incorporated into the risk management suite.
ENTRION risk simulation of a BOP control system for different maintenance strategies.
Featured ENTRION Employee
Nikola Popov joined ENTRION Europe in Stavanger, Norway in 2012. As a Senior Surveyor he delivers engineering and technical services to ENTRION clients. Nikola has extensive knowledge in subsea BOPs, drilling equipment, control systems, top drives, marine risers, tensioning systems, rig acceptance and surveying. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Outside of work, Nikola enjoys spending time with his family, exploring nature, fishing, playing basketball and volleyball and kayaking.

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