Rig Surveys

Knowing the technical condition and integrity of the asset is a key factor for safe operation and compliance.  In a low-cost environment, the compliance to contractual and regulatory requirements are key to ensure the commercial aspect of operation.  Rig Partner can offer technical condition assessments - including flag and shelf requirements – that can serve as input to rig acceptance, investment decisions and contractual compliance.

Re-activation of Drilling Units

Reactivation of an asset for return to operations will entail a set of activities, all on critical path ion order to meet the requirements set for commencement of contract.  Either asset is cold-, hot- or smart stacked the process of returning to operation will entail both technical and organizational challenges that needs to be carefully planned and defined.  Rig Partner offer experienced personnel to plan and assist in effective execution of reactivation.

Rig Management and Support Services

Recent downturn in the oil and drilling industries has led to downsizing and restructuring of the organizational capacity for several of the companies.  In addition there is a change in the market where the contractual set up is in favour of shorter contracts for work sensitive to winter seasons.  Rig Partner can offer competent personnel and services for rig management, studies and analyses, which can reduce your need for permanent increase or change in headcount.

Project and Classification Services

Rig Partner provides tailor made project services for renewal surveys, modification projects and upgrade projects.  We seek to get involved at an early stage, both with client and with yard, in order to maximize the potential for efficient execution.

Rig Decommissioning 

Supply and demand regulates the number of assets available and suitable to undertake commercial viable contracts along with increased technical specification for assets.  Transparent and green recycling of drilling units are key to ensure that decommissioning is done with minimal risk and exposure for last commercial owner of asset.  Rig Partner can take responsibility for the decommissioning, including preparations and towage, through the Partnership Agreements we have in place.

Rig Intake and Contract Management

Rig Partner can provide guidance, assistance and support to any rig intake process.  We have qualified personnel that can undertake acceptance testing, commencement verifications and evaluate contract performance.

Marine Operations services

Through partnership agreement Rig Partner AS can provide turn key or tailor made services for Marine Operations:


  • Master Mariner/Company rep.

  • Plan rig moves

  • Assist in boat selection

  • Issue rig move procedures

  • Issue mooring analysis/PLA

  • Oversea marine operations

  • Liaise with Class regarding rig moves and location approvals



Rig Partner is an independent service company with highly qualified resources with extensive experience from rig operations and projects.

We provide services to drilling contractors for new-build projects, rig operation, renewal surveys, stacking, re-activation and decommissioning of mobile offshore units. Rig Partner also provide services to operating companies, e.g. rig surveys, rig support services, rig intake and contract management.

Rig Partner will through established partnership agreements and strategic alliances always deliver the best possible services to our clients.

Our core values:





No Incidents



Rig Partner shall be recognized as the preferred partner within our high quality services for drilling contractors, operating companies and ship yards.

For further information, please contact us here.







2018         Thruster replacement COSL Prospector (COSL/CCB)

2018         Compliance study Top Drive (Bentek)

2018         Project work Stena Spey, COSL Innovator, Deepsea Stavanger,

                 Deepsea Atlantic (Odfjell/CCB) 

2018/19    Rig Equipment Engineer (Wintershall)

2019         Rig Verification Leiv Eiriksson (ConocoPhillips)

2019         Marine Operations Support Leiv Eiriksson (ConocoPhillips)

2019         Rig Verification Rowan Norway (ConocoPhillips)

2019         Technical Specification Definition and Review, MOU newbuild (OWL)

2019         GAP study - Well Control Manuals (ConocoPhillips)

2019         Project Engineer, Deepsea Nordkapp (Odfjell/CCB)

2019         Ass. Project Manager, Island Innovator (Island Drilling)

2019         Project Engineer Electro, West Mira (Seadrill)

2019         Marine Operations, Enniberg (COPSAS)







Interested in joining our team in Rig Partner?

Rig Partner have recently signed long term contracts with several companies and need to extend our team with experienced and motivated resources with background from operator companies and drilling contractors.

See the advertisement here.

For general application, send cover letter and CV to




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +47 915 44 041 or fill out the following form

Head Office

Managing Director

Dag Martin Smørdal

+47 915 44 041


Rig Partner AS

Skogstøstraen 37

4029 Stavanger

Tel: +47 915 44 041

Get a quote: 123-456-7890

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