Applus+ in Indonesia successfully performs a remote inspection on an oil platform in the UAE


    The Applus+ team in Indonesia conducted a remote inspection on a UAE oil rig, verifying its actual condition and equipment against initially submitted bidding documents. 

    The rig owner submitted the technical documents of the oil platform to the client, and Applus+ was appointed on behalf of this client to perform the inspection. The resulting report included several recommendations.

    Applus+ in Indonesia agreed with the client to conduct a remote inspection to minimize the mobility of people during the global Covid-19 pandemic situation. 

    As the rig is located in the United Arab Emirates, the virtual inspection used live streaming ensuring there were no post-tender or additional documents during the inspection. 

    As part of the Client's Tender Technical Evaluation Procedure for all bidders, the objective of this inspection was to verify the actual condition of the rig, the mandatory specification of the drilling equipment and IADC equipment, and to check the availability and validity of related certificates. 

    The remote inspection took place last August for 3 days. 

    Applus+ teams in Indonesia and the UAE collaborated on this project. The designated lead inspector was and expert technician in Jakarta, and the UAE team, equipped with a remote inspection camera device on the rig, served as the eye issuing the information. The clients and several representatives of the equipment owners also joined the live broadcast.

    It was essential to have adequate internet connectivity from the platform, since the remote inspection camera device had to be connected to the network for all personnel involved to clearly see the images during the transmission. Stable Internet connectivity ensured smooth and concise communication between the lead inspector and the eye, and with all other users connected to the stream. 

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