ISO certification for Tatweer drilling fluids lab
Manama, February 11, 2014
Bahrain-based Tatweer Petroleum said its drilling fluids laboratory has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification in recognition for quality management.
Tatweer is a joint venture between National Oil and Gas Authority Holding (Noga holding), Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Mubadala Development Company.
The three-year certificate, audited and awarded by Det Norske Veritas, is a first for Tatweer Petroleum and a proof of its quality management principles. It defines the criteria for implementing a proven system, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The certification provides quality assurance and quality control standards in regards to the drilling fluids and brines used in drilling and workover operations.
These principles will result in efficiency of the organisation coupled with consistent job performance and an alignment of improvement activities.
Tatweer top management congratulated two of the company's employees, laboratory technician Ali Hamza and senior specialist for drilling Geert Pieterson for their initiative and efforts in obtaining the certification.
"We are pleased to obtain this certification and Tatweer will benefit from improving consistency and the level of service quality for delivery of drilling fluids to the rigs," remarked Tatweer chief executive Ed Hanley.
"This will enhance on time delivery of 'spec mud' and 'spec chemicals', reduce chemical usage and re-cycling efforts and that will increase efficiency and reduce the costs," added Hanley.
The main benefit of obtaining such certification is to streamline laboratory practices for increased efficiency, reduce waste and costs. The aim of the process is to maintain sustainable practices and contribute to better employee morale, the report stated.-TradeArabia News Service