“Our test facility is flexible enough to handle a wide range of testing needs for offshore providers like ESI,” says Jared Toups, general manager of Oil States Houma.
Houma, La. (PRWEB) December 08, 2014
Oil States Industries, Inc. today announced the successful test of Energy Services International’s (ESI) 440 Series Jacking System at its Oil States Houma pull-test facility.
Oil States Houma and ESI successfully completed an endurance test procedure customized for ESI, through the adaptation of the Oil States Houma facility’s hydraulic system to simulate the continuous load of a jack up rig on the 440 system. The test maintained a constant load of operation during which ESI cycled the rack section up and down, simulating the expected 20-year lifespan of the jacking system.
The Houma, Louisiana test facility was custom configured to provide diverse pull testing services for the offshore equipment to extremely high loads. The facility’s ability to replicate loads of up to 1,250 metric tonnes/2,750,000 lbs. provided ample capacity for the test. Located on the bank of Bayou LaCarpe, at the intersection of the US Intracoastal Waterway, the site provided for streamlined load-in and load-out of the large, heavy equipment using barge-mounted and land-based cranes.
ESI is a leading solution provider to the global offshore drilling industry and deploys its 440 Series Jacking System to lift and lower some of the world’s largest jackup drilling rigs.
“We have established our credentials in this industry by successfully performing this lifecycle test simulating 20 years of offshore usage,” says Matthew Chamberlain, ESI’s vice president of sales/marketing. “Conducting this test goes far beyond normal industry standards and provides tangible support for the confidence we have in our jacking equipment.”
“Our test facility is flexible enough to handle a wide range of testing needs for offshore providers like ESI,” says Jared Toups, general manager of Oil States Houma. “We’re very pleased with the success of this test and enjoyed the opportunity to work with ESI to develop the testing procedure.”
About Oil States Houma
Oil States Houma is a trusted provider of offshore equipment and services in some of the world’s most demanding marine environments. The company’s deck equipment solutions include industry-leading Nautilus marine cranes, Skagit mooring systems and SMATCO anchor-handling equipment backed by convenient, certified and warranted repair, refurbishment, parts and rentals.
ESI is the leading single-source solutions provider of specialized Marine and Drilling Systems worldwide. Its Marine Systems group is the largest independent provider of complete jacking systems, components and services in the industry. ESI’s Drilling Systems group provides complete in-house aftermarket services for capital drilling equipment.