Aberdeen rig inspection specialist opens new operations base in Houston, USA

Austin Hay
Austin Hay

Aberdeen Drilling Consultants – a specialist rig inspection company headquartered in Scotland – has expanded its global operations with a new office in Houston, Texas – winning several six figure contracts already this year.  

The contract wins involve the company’s rig intake and reactivation services and can be attributed to the new capability of the company to provide local services to their clients across the Americas. 

In recent years, the industry has seen the rapid development of upstream technology to enable drilling to go deeper, more intelligently and with greater efficiency. With these advanced systems come many advantages, but also challenges, in that reactivating them can be a time consuming and difficult task as they were never designed to be shut down.

Austin Hay, President of ADC Americas, said: “The new office enables us to increase our presence in the rig inspection sector throughout the US and in particular the Gulf of Mexico.

 “We have retained and trained our staff engineers through this downturn ready for the activity level to pick up again.”


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