Athens Group is your comprehensive service provider for the verification and inspection of all marine, subsea and drilling systems throughout your asset’s lifecycle. From Topsides to Subsea, from FEED to obsolescence and from control systems to electro-mechanical — our consultants apply our systems engineering approach to verification, validation and inspection services to ensure compliance with the highest standards for safety, performance and reliability.
Since 1998, Athens Group has worked on over 300 high specification drilling and production projects worldwide. We have a 100 percent referenceable customer base of major oil companies, drilling contractors and shipyards.
Among our customers are the world’s leading E&P companies including BHP Billiton, BP, Diamond Offshore, ENI, ExxonMobil, Maersk, Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Repsol, Seadrill, Shell and Total.
Athens Group pioneered the exploration and production systems verification business in 2002, and was the first company to focus on integrated control systems as a key driver of operational safety and reliability. Our Systems Approach to rig inspection and verification and Proven PracticesSM Methodology set us apart from our competitors and help ensure your rig construction or upgrade project is delivered on time, on budget, and fit for purpose for the duration of its lifecycle. READ MORE
We provide complete risk assessment analysis to identify design issues and systems hazards and recommend steps to close critical gaps. »
We help build stronger contracts to improve delivered system quality and review ConOps, requirements and design documents against user and PQHSE requirements. »
Our construction and refurbishment services include commissioning, FAT, SIT, project management, acceptance, HIL test verification and alarm management. »
Athens Group Blowout Preventer (BOP) inspection services combine credentialed expertise with proven methodology, efficiently executed from not one but multiple engineering perspectives. »
Our operations and maintenance services include start-up support, troubleshooting and remediation, software configuration management, document reconciliation, and incident investigation. »
Our inspections and survey services help validate that your rig is fit-for-purpose and ready for safe operations. They also help ensure the quality of new-build rigs and platforms. »
"We choose Athens Group as they offer us a holistic approach to software control and change management, including an understanding into how these systems are constructed... we are now in a much better position to ensure that software faults are found before they lead to costly equipment failure and downtime"
— Engineering Manager, DrillMAX Fleet
"There is no doubt that Athens Group helped reduce schedules delays and downtime as a result of the Commissioning work they did. Their consultants were a real asset to our team, making our rig safer and more reliable. They were very professional and knowledgeable, and worked hard to help ensure that our rig would be delivered drill-ready and on-time."
— Acceptance Manager, Anadarko
"I was extremely pleased with the contract language that Athens Group provided. I almost didn’t contact you because we had a short time to get this done, and I thought that there was no way you could deliver on time. But I’m very glad I did contact you … I was expecting the quality but was impressed that you turned things around in 3-4 days; I was afraid it would take months."
— Senior Staff Drilling Engineer
“I was very pleased with Athens Group’s performance on this project. It was a difficult contract for you all because the scope changed several times and we had to change some of the technicians’ working schedules. I found that you guys documented yourselves very well and were very flexible, which is key in this business. I have recommended you to others.”
— Mike Montgomery, Drilling Package
Delivery Manager, BP
"We engaged Athens Group to provide validation and verification services for rig control systems during the construction and startup of our drillships, the Pacific Bora, Pacific Scirocco, Pacific Mistral and Pacific Santa Ana. With Athens Group's support, no significant control systems related to downtime has occurred on these four vessels to-date, enabling us to achieve our goal of providing Pacific Drilling customers with state-of-the-are-high-specification units."
— VP Technical Support
"You guys have done and excellent job and have been great to work with. There's no telling how many train wrecks you guys have prevented!"
Orlan Drilling Operations, Exxon Mobil