Five-year Nexen contract for Plant Integrity Management

Steven Plant

Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM) has won a new five-year contract with Nexen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

The contract will see PIM provide inspection management services on Nexen’s North Sea assets, including delivering integrity management services covering pressure systems, structures and pipelines. The offshore enactment services will be subcontracted to TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Commenting on the contract award, Steven Plant, managing director of PIM said, “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract by one of the major operators in the oil and gas industry. We are extremely proud of the growth that we have achieved since PIM was set up in 2011.

“Over the past five years we have worked hard to build the business and to develop a reputation for consistently delivering high quality, technical services to our clients. During this time, we have established a close working relationship with TRAC. They will be providing the inspection enactment and specialist non-destructive testing elements of this integrity management work.”

Steven continued, “This is in line with our ambitious growth plans; we recently opened our first international office in Malaysia and we are also undertaking increasing amounts of work in the Middle East. PIM remains committed to being the best in the industry, through continuous improvement and setting the standard for integrity management. We take pride in delivering a service to our clients which in turn enables them to attain best practice within the industry.”

PIM was recently accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for their in-service inspection activities in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Inspections of Hazardous and Non Hazardous Pressure Equipment associated with onshore and offshore installations. The company is now UKAS accredited inspection body No. 8670. PIM employs more than 45 integrity management specialists and is headquartered in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire and works, predominantly, in the North Sea and Middle East. The Malaysian arm of PIM, the company’s first international office, was incorporated as PIM Integrity Management Sdn Bhd in December 2015.