Technical Center of Excellence

Technical Center of Excellence

Bureau Veritas has a global network of technical centers and local teams of specialist engineers. Each technical center is staffed with highly qualified engineers of all disciplines with vast industry experience—providing solutions to Oil and Gas facilities, both onshore and offshore, and from exploration to distribution. 

As the Energy and Oil & Gas sector has well-known regulations, it is important to have a trusted partner that can help guide you through these stringent requirements. Our Technical Center of Excellence employs the top industry experts to deliver independent, unbiased inspection & certification results. 

Key benefits to Using Bureau Veritas as an Independent Partner:

  • Enables you to enter new markets with certified material
  • Provides advance warning of the development of critical issues, preventing costly delays
  • Allows you to gain insight into processes resulting in a detailed historical record

Technical Center of Excellence Services:

Type 3.2 Material Certification (and intent of 3.2):

EN 10204 is a globally-accepted standard with requirements for quality in supplied engineering materials. The majority of material manufactured under EN 10204 is “Type 3.1,” but there is a more rigorous set of requirements known as “Type 3.2” which requires outside verification all the way back to the melting processes. With material often made years in advance of its final use, real Type 3.2 certification can be difficult to manage in normal supply chains.

Bureau Veritas can offer independent assurance of material that is ready for use by certifying it to the “intent of” Type 3.2. This includes a review of the original manufacturing documentation and testing, as well as witnessing the extraction and testing of new material samples. This provides the user with confidence that, while the material was not originally supplied under Type 3.2 certification, the critical material requirements have been met and the material quality is high.

Download the brochure for more information >> Material Certification (Type 3.2)

Offshore Skid and Container Certification:

Offshore facilities—platforms, vessels, FPSOs, and more—are always concerned about the safety and reliability of the equipment on board. Almost everything comes to an offshore facility in a “skid,” a dedicated container or enclosed unit to protect the equipment and enable portability. These offshore skids should be certified as compliant with one (or more) of several safety standards:

  • DNVGL-ST-E271, 2.7-1 (for containers), DNVGL-ST-E272, 2.7-2 (for service modules), and DNVGL-ST-E273, 2.7-3 (for other portable offshore units)
  • EN12079-1 and EN12079-2
  • ISO 10855-1 and ISO 10855-2

Bureau Veritas can provide the engineering review, witness the inspection and testing of both prototypes and final products, provide marking plates as needed, and issue the certificates required.

Download the brochure for more information >> Offshore Skids

SI-913 Certification of Mobile Equipment:

Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 913 (SI-913) is an important safety regulation for offshore work in the North Sea. It requires that independent and competent persons perform examination to ensure that the well is designed, constructed, and maintained safely.  Our experienced team acts as an independent partner and can provide services worldwide to manufacturers, service companies, and operators to contribute towards full compliance with SI-913, the SCR05, and similar voluntary verification schemes.  Services cover:

  • Design verification and issuance of Independent Review Certificate (IRC).
  • Verification during fabrication to assure conformance with approved design, including issuance of a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
  • In-service verification for mobile assets in accordance with approved verification procedures, and yearly endorsement of a Record of Examination (RoE).

Download the brochure for more information >> Mobile Equipment SI-913

Wellhead and BOP certification to API Spec 6A:

The equipment at the surface of oil & gas wells is critically important for the safety of drilling, completions, and production operations. Bureau Veritas can help equipment suppliers prove the safety and reliability of their equipment by certifying it to the industry standards that the customer expects. These include API Specification 6A for wellhead and the associated equipment, API Specification 8C for lifting equipment used, NACE MR0175 (ISO 15156) for materials used in sour service, and other industry- and customer specifications.

BSEE I3P Services:

Since the tragic blowout at Macondo in 2010, the regulations for drilling offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico have undergone close scrutiny and widespread changes. This not only requires the operators to design and document their plans with an eye to ensuring well integrity, but also expects critical equipment suppliers to be transparent about their adherence to industry best practices. For critical, high-risk operations (e.g. high-pressure, high-temperature, or HPHT), Independent 3rd Parties (I3P) are expected to review the equipment design and verify proper manufacture and testing. Bureau Veritas can perform these independent third-party reviews to provide confidence in the equipment used.

Asset Integrity Management:

Bureau Veritas’s Asset Integrity Management (AIM) ensures the ability of that an asset can perform its required function effectively and efficiently, while safeguarding life and the environment.  Management activities ensure that the people, systems, processes, and resources which deliver integrity are in place, in use, and fit for purpose over the whole lifecycle of the asset.  Learn more!