Inspection Services

Hofco offers premium OCTG/Drill Stem Inspections & non-destructive testing (NDT) services to the Australian upstream Oil & Gas industry.

Our inspection services encompass drilling and workover rig periodic maintenance NDT inspections, Drill pipe, tubing, casing, handling equipment, fishing tools, BHA and speciality down hole tool inspections. These services are available at both of Hofco’s QLD facilities (Roma & Molendinar) and of course at client’s premises and in the field.

At Hofco, we understand the need to have well maintained equipment ready to mobilise to the field quickly and be able to trust that the equipment arrives in great condition ready for service. The small things matter; attention to detail, corrosion preventative maintenance, accurate record keeping, clear inspection markings, thread protectors fitted correctly, excellent chain of responsibility management and great communication.

All the Hofco inspection team are fully qualified to the international standards of TH Hill DS-1, API RP7G-2, API SPEC 7-2  & NS-2 and also Corporate Members of AINDT. Our highly experienced and well-trained professional inspectors are well versed in the inspection and classification of new and ageing strings of drill pipe. This allows Hofco to give our clients certainty in the condition of their equipment which adds value to the project.

OCTG Inspections

OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) and drill pipe inspections are a vital part of the oil and gas industry.
Therefore, regular and thorough inspections are necessary to make sure all equipment meets the criteria for the given job. Inspections also help to avert any future problems resulting from or contributing to damaged

What’s Involved in an Inspection?

OCTG & Drill Stem Inspections are based on several key industry standards. For example, consider the following:

Drill pipe inspections ensure that the dimensions and tolerances for all tubulars comply with these requirements.

Services Available

Drill Pipe (DP) Cat 4 Inspection
Drill Pipe (DP) Cat 3 Inspection
Drill Pipe (DP) Cat 2 Inspection
Drill Pipe (DP) Cat 1 Inspection
Drill Pipe (DP) Cat 5 Inspection
Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP) Cat 3-5
Drill Collars (DC) Cat 3-5
Non-Mag Drill Collars (NMDC) Cat 3-5
BHA, Cat 3-5
Fishing Tools, Cat 3-5
General MT inspections
Thread Protectors if Required
Clean Pipe (Clean ID, OD, threads, thread protectors and then re-grease threads)
Repair Services

Rig NDT Inspections

Rig Inspection packages are conducted in line with pre-agreed standards, e.g. LOLER, API, British and Australian Standards as well as fully incorporating any client specific standards.

Non Destructive Tests Services (NDT)

We provide NDT services to assist with rig inspections and equipment listed above, and/or integrity appraisal at fabrication, in-service or decommissioning stage. Our range of NDT services cover standard NDT methods and the advanced techniques.

Non-destructive testing from Hofco ensures the safe and efficient operation of your equipment and assets by detecting defects before they result in severe damage and assures compliance with international standards. At Hofco we consistently review our operating procedures to suit current changes in NDT standards.

Services Available

Level 2 Inspector
Trainee & Level 1 Inspector
Eddy Current Technician
Sand Blasting
Consumables (Inspection Fluids)

Call us today should you need any or the combination of the NDT services offered by Hofco Oilfield Services:

Magnetic Particle Inspection
Dye Penetrant Inspection
Eddy Current Inspection
Visual Inspection
Ultra Sonic Inspection
Electromagnetic Inspection
Drill Pipe Inspection

Casing and Tubing Inspection
Bottom Hole Assembly Inspection
Sucker Rod Inspection
BOP Inspection
Handling Equipment
Bore Scope

Oilfield Equipment Inspections

Inspect with confidence: Explore our comprehensive NDT & OCTG services

Fishing & Well Intervention

Experience matters: Your fishing & well intervention experts.

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