Compliance Surveys and Audits - Offshore

Offshore compliance surveys and audits

Offshore drilling, production and transportation are considered elevated risk activities. To prevent incident, Classification  and statutory surveys have been supplemented by industry-led enhanced risk mitigation measures.

Compliance surveys and audits carried out by a trusted and reputable partner, such as Bureau Veritas Solutions, enable offshore operators and shipowners to confirm the condition of their units and provide evidence that they are fit for purpose. Additionally, these audits account for crew safety and environmental impact, ensuring the highest level of compliance in all areas.    

Oil and gas majors, charterers and insurers require units to comply with high standards for operational safety and reliability.

To meet this demand, E&P operators and shipowners must demonstrate that their assets are fit for purpose. In addition, ships being converted to FPSO, FSU, FLNG, and FSRU  require confirmation of the vessel’s suitability. Clients considering lifetime extension of their assets must also conduct thorough studies of structural and equipment condition to determine the extension period.  

  • Our industry-leading condition assessment services enable you to gain an impartial assessment compliant with strict vetting criteria
  • Our modular approach and digital reporting structure provide increased flexibility, cost-efficiency, and minimal operational disruption   
  • Our global network of experts offers innovative solutions and expertise worldwide
  • Our extensive work with offshore operators demonstrates the credibility of our compliance surveys and audits


Condition Assessments

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore aims to provide clients with the information needed to assess the reliability of ships and their equipment. We are an experienced provider of Quality Condition Assessment services, recognized by oil majors, E&P operators, terminal operators and shipowners worldwide.

CMID and OVID audits for offshore vessels

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) audits to evaluate your vessel for chartering purposes.

Condition surveys prior to conversion

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore inspects a unit’s structure, corrosion prevention systems, machinery, piping and ancillary equipment prior to conversion. Our experts perform a range of assessments in order to validate the condition of your vessel prior to sale or acquisition, conversion, and/or redeployment.

Life extension studies

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore inspects and evaluates your vessel’s potential to operate beyond a certain design life. We perform comprehensive studies to demonstrate a vessel’s suitability for the proposed extended life.

+190 years of experience in condition assessment
+150 Bureau Veritas surveyors trained in condition assessment
100% of units can benefit from our compliance surveys and audits

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What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.