From an onshore management perspective the feedback we received was always positive and the reporting consistent and detailed and on the whole very impressed with their input. As stated above, we are now  in a better place in both terms of equipment on crew knowledge.

I would also like to thank you for the flexibility shown with all the changes to rotas, often last minute. POB has been an ongoing issue on Ridge so appreciate your support through this. 

Regarding future work, possible MMC oversight and training as this will be coming soon on Clair Ridge. Will be in contact with any further information depending on how things unfold.

Thanks again, services much appreciated!

Oliver Stockwell

Assistant Rig Manager – Operational Support, Platform Drilling & Technology

The Xops team were a great addition to the Clair Ridge project and the lads were invaluable during their time on Clair Ridge with the knowledge they passed onto the team.

They not only passed on information but they taught the team to operate the equipment in the most efficient manner.

All the Xops trainers fitted in very well with the whole team & the manner in which they taught the team was excellent.

The input of the Xops trainers has benefited our operation & will continue throughout the operation as the learnings will be passed onto the lads as they get promoted through the ranks.

It was good to see that BP spent the money to bring these lads in as we would not be in the position we are at the moment with regards to knowledge, experience & confidence when operating the equipment-Money well spent!

As requested, my honest opinion.

Senior Toolpusher, Clair Ridge Platform

I first had the pleasure of having your XOPS Trainers on board the brand new Jack-Up Sapphire Driller when the rig started operations for the first time in Ivory Coast working for Foxtrot, then the second time with our brand new 6th generation DrillShip “Platinum Explorer” which was delivered 15th November 2010 and is working for ONGC in India.

On both occasions using the XOPS Trainers to assist the crews with the equipment, and also coaching the crews for better performance was a huge success to both start up operations. Having new build rigs, new crews and the high technology on these rigs, it would have been very hard for the crews to adapt as quickly as they had done, without the expert assistance from the XOPS Trainers.

I would certainly recommend to any company with new build units or start ups in new countries  with new crews to strongly look at getting XOPS Trainers on board for the first 6 months+. It will certainly pay to keep a happy client, have better performance with the equipment, and a safer rig operation.”

Peter Burnett

Rig/Country Manager, Platinum Explorer

During our preparations for start up the oil company was hesitant in regards to our crews experience with operating the equipment.  We contacted XOPS to provide support during sea-trials and on our first location. The professionalism and expertise provided was way above what we expected. The crews gained competence at a fast pace by shortening their learning curve and appreciated the guidance that was shown.

Thanks to XOPS, we are now operating like a year old rig in just a few months after starting operations. Job well done.”

J. L.

Rig Manager, Australia

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M. T.

Rig Supt., West Africa