A leading provider of independent, third-party technology assurance and inspection services for oil and gas drilling and production assets is reaping the rewards of a booming energy industry in the United States. Athens Group announced it is on pace for a record-breaking year with 70 percent growth.
The company attributes the growth to the increased value rig owners and operators place on the systems-based quality assurance services that Athens Group provides to improve safety and reliability of drilling and production assets.
The company’s growth is also being fueled by its BOP and Rig Inspection services, which use comprehensive and automatically generated inspection checklists based on a proprietary database of international standards and regulations, in addition to increased demand for its third-party Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Verification services.
The company recently relocated its Houston operations to a larger office space in the city’s Energy Corridor and launched a new website to showcase its expanded suite of quality assurance and inspection services at athensgroup.com. The company has also extended its service delivery presence beyond Europe, Asia, and Africa into the Middle East and Latin America.
Athens Group provides technology assurance services that help the oil and gas industry design, construct and operate safe, reliable rigs and platforms. From topside to subsea, the company’s consultants help ensure effective engineering and testing and validate compliance with the highest standards for performance, reliability and safety. The company’s customers include BHP Billiton, BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Murphy Oil, Shell and Total.