UK’s Lloyd's Register has secured a contract to provide a suite of asset integrity services and support development of Danish energy company Maersk Oil’s offshore operations.

Under the five-year contract, Lloyd's Register will provide support in key areas of operational risk, change management, contractor management, inspection plans and reporting, asset optimisation and risk-based assessments.

The company will also provide technical expertise on structural and pipeline integrity management systems, as well as corrosion monitoring.

"Operators often face challenges that arise from differing operating regimes across different structures, work cultures and levels of asset maturity."

Lloyd’s Register Asset Integrity and Development Solutions vice-president James Drummond said: “Ensuring consistent standards of integrity services across a network of high-value offshore assets is an increasingly complex task.

“Operators often face challenges that arise from differing operating regimes across different structures, work cultures and levels of asset maturity.”

Lloyd’s Register has been offering integrity and compliance services to Maersk Oil, having held the integrity contract with  since 2005. 

As part of the contract, Lloyd’s Register will provide oversight in to the operation of each asset and will address challenging exploration requirements in addition to specific operational needs.

Drummond further added: “Lloyd’s Register is one of a very few third-party assurance providers with the diversity of technical expertise to fully support multinationals in this area, and we believe this agreement recognises that.”