Oilfield Equipment Inspections


Hofco offers premium 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 of the Hofco inspection team are fully qualified to the international standards of ASNT, TH Hill, IPIA, API RP7G-2 & NS-2 and also 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 and adds value by utilising assets for as long as possible.

Hofco invests heavily in the latest, state of the art inspection equipment and tubular handling plant. Our Roma facility accommodates an automated drill pipe & tubular cleaning machine that can handle up to range 3 pipe. A dedicated front end loader for safe movement of pipe in the yard and loading / unloading of trucks. An automated thread protector cleaning machine and Maranoa Regional Council approved wash down bay with oil separator for environmental control. All of this equipment significantly reduces man hours, potential for personal injury and increases efficiency greatly.

Inspection services information:

  • Large yard in Roma which backs onto Iron 360 Oilfield Machine Shop and Sharpe Engineering in close proximity making transport cost efficient for any tools requiring repair work from a machine shop

  • Various 12m RHS, certified inspection racks on level hardstand

  • Easy access to power and air – reduced trip hazards and voltage drop

  • Plenty of yard space and spare bollards available to separate repairs/bent pipe etc

  • Hofco staff and inspectors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Hofco Inspectors also Industry inducted (Safer Together Industry Safety Inductions) if required to go to Rig sites.

  • New and best quality inspection equipment which is maintained and calibrated as per industry and OEM recommendations (T.H Hill DS-1 Volume 3 requirements)

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