Athens Group Launches Rig Survey Services to Help Off-shore Drilling Campaigns Stay on Schedule

Athens Group Launches Rig Survey Services to Help Off-shore Drilling Campaigns
                               Stay on Schedule

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2013

HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Athens Group, a leading provider of
independent, 3rd-party technology assurance services for oil and gas drilling
and production systems, is pleased to announce five new Rig Survey Services
that help off-shore drilling campaigns stay on schedule by preventing
equipment downtime and last-minute regulatory surprises. 

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Athens Group Rig Survey Services offer the following rig inspection solutions
that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each customer:

  oRig Condition and Acceptance Survey
  oRig Compliance Survey
  oMarine Safety Survey
  oRig Selection Survey
  oDropped Objects Survey

Athens Group uses an integrated systems approach that is fit for purpose and
exceeds the limits of traditional rig surveys. "Our approach recognizes that
each rig is not merely a collection of equipment, but rather a complex
integrated machine, operated though multiple integrated control systems that
must all work together seamlessly," said Mike Haney, CEO. "Our integrated
systems approach starts with how the system is intended to function given the
user and regulatory requirements under which it will operate. With that
knowledge we can determine if the integrated set of equipment and associated
control systems perform those functions safely and reliably. This information
helps our customers reduce the risk of delays and incidents," he concluded.

Athens Group uses rig survey tools that go beyond traditional checklists and
tribal knowledge.
Our comprehensive set of Proven Practices^SM is based on well-established
systems engineering and integration principles. For additional information
about Athens Group Rig Survey Services, please send an email to
info@athensgroup.com, visit athensgroup.com, orcall +1-877-499-8393. For
media inquiries, please contact Marcella Coronado at
mcoronado@athensgroup.com.

ABOUT ATHENS GROUP
Athens Group provides technology assurance services that help the oil and gas
industry design, construct and operate safe, reliable rigs and platforms. From
topsides to subsea, our consultants ensure effective engineering and testing,
and validate compliance with the highest standards for performance,
reliability, and safety. Athens Group customers include Anadarko, BHP
Billiton, BP, Chevron, Eni, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Shell, Statoil and Total.

Drilling Technology Assurance^SM, Proven Practices^SM and the Athens Group
logo are all service marks of Athens Group, Inc. Copyright 2013 Athens Group.

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Website: http://www.athensgroup.com