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Minimizing Downtime. Maximizing Efficiency

Bureau Veritas provides a dedicated source for QA/QC services, engineering, and training with the goal of reducing the risks of equipment failure and consequential non-productive time (NPT) in drilling and completions operations. 

Our QA/QC Technicians, located worldwide, perform third party inspections ensuring equipment is assembled and tested to the standards required by the customer.  When Bureau Veritas Technicians ensure equipment is fit for purpose, operators see significant reduction in NPT.  

The Engineers at Bureau Veritas have developed their expertise from thousands of analyses, equipping them to optimize the structural design of your drill string no matter the conditions.  Their comprehensive models have been enhanced by customer feedback resulting in concise and practical recommendations validated by experience.  Customers benefit from fewer downhole tool failures and unexpected trips.

Setting the Standard 

Bureau Veritas established the DS-1® in 1992 to provide an industry standard for drill string inspection and design.  Since its inception an industry sponsorship committee comprised of operators and service companies has guided the further development of the standard.  The Standard DS-1 Fourth Edition was released in 2012 and includes detailed recommendations for drilling tubular product specification, drill stem design and operation, drill stem inspection, and drilling specialty tools.

We continue to develop the DS-1 to address additional equipment and well conditions as the industry evolves.

Bureau Veritas also provides practical training, teaching best practices in quality management with focus on drilling equipment.  Instructors are well versed on the 

DS-1 and how the standards can improve equipment design and reliability.  Choose 

Bureau Veritas training to reduce downtime and improve efficiency from initial equipment selection to rig operations.

Our People

Bureau Veritas takes pride in being able to provide the most technically proficient QA/QC personnel in the industry. Our fully documented Competency Assessment Program ensures our technicians arrive at your location ready to support your program.

With our extensive background and experience in QA/QC programs and our development and implementation of the DS-1 Fourth Edition, we are uniquely qualified to offer the optimal quality plan to suit your conditions and environmental challenges.


We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees and any other person who may be directly affected by activities arising out of our operations. Our management firmly believes all accidents are preventable. The principal objective of our Health and Safety Policy is to exercise reasonable precautions to protect employees from occupational accidents and injuries by providing a safe work environment. 

We also fully recognize the importance of protecting the global ecosystem and reducing the use of natural resources by offering and encouraging business solutions in ways that support responsible and sustainable development. 

Quality Management System

Bureau Veritas' Quality Management System is a collection of certified internal business processes focused on achieving our customers’ requirements. The organizational structure, policies, procedures, processes and resources are utilized to implement and to prove the success of our quality management system. 
Bureau Veritas holds the following certifications 

• ISO 9001:2008 (recertification October, 2014)

• ISO 14000 (certification October, 2014)

• OHSAS 18000 (certification October, 2014)

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