Sixteen10 ‘Mike Clark’ Charity Golf Day

Fearnley International Group Ltd are pleased to announce their Sponsorship of this very worthy cause on November 1st. The DHL Swing against Cancer Golf Series was born out of the Mark Clark Golf Day; a day where the life of a good friend to many and UAE resident who passed away with cancer aged 30 years old. Mike passed away on the 16th October 2012 and this is where the name Sixteen10 comes from.
Having lost my sister Sharon to cancer who was only 32 years old when she passed, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. 
Now in it’s 6th year, the Mike Clark Golf Day is once again being held at Jumeriah Golf Estates, where Fearnley International Group holds its Corporate Membership and I have been fortunate enough to move myself and my family to this great residential area this year, after some 10 years of us living here in Dubai. 
This year’s celebrity line up includes former England footballer Matt Le Tissier, England Cricketer Ian Bell and former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler.
Good luck to the Fearnley International Group (and The Visiting Tailor) 4 ball and I look forward to hosting our table for the evening and meeting many other guests during the night. 
CEO – Kevin Fearnley Sr

Fearnley Procter Certification FZCO is the latest addition to Fearnley Procter Group’s Assessment and Audit portfolio

In the next step in providing the Oil & Gas Industry increased security in a companies’ Quality Management Systems, Fearnley Procter Group has recently become an accredited ISO certification body.

CEO: Kevin Fearnley of Fearnley International Group “I am very proud of this new service line under our Oil & Gas Division, Fearnley Procter Group. Credit to all involved within the company to get Fearnley Procter Certification FZCO to being a certifying body for ISO 9001:2015.

With its key objective of `Non-productive-time Solutions’ the ability to provide ISO 9001:2015 Certification and Training, alongside Q1 and Q2, puts it into a leading position to help prevent avoidable Non-productive Time.

Quality Management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Drilling Programmes with specialist subjects such as Stuck Pipe Avoidance, Drillstring Failure Prevention, Drillstring Design plus Manufacturing Facility auditing, Equipment Design assessment and verification, Service industry assessment and training – including Drill Pipe Inspection Facility Accreditation and Inspectors Certification – across all drilling equipment and inspection standards (API, DS-1, NS-1™ & NS-2™) has made Fearnley Procter’s offering to the Oil & Gas Industry unique. No other company recognises the importance of failure prevention as much as Fearnley Procter does. In order to achieve as high a reduction of these types of failures as possible – Fearnley Procter provides their services across all the drilling standards – bringing together whatever expertise is required to minimise NPT for a specific project and on a Global basis.

All wells use standards – Fearnley Procter will help you select whichever standard is best suited to the well being drilled – and help design a NPT avoidance plan.

To find out how – email us at [email protected] or visit our website

Joint Venture enhances Non-productive-time Solution offerings from Fearnley Procter Group

The amalgamation of the Drilling Equipment Knowledge and experience of Fearnley Procter Group with the Operational know how and Well Control qualifications of Training & Development Pty Ltd will provide the oil & gas industry in Australia with a rounded range of personnel development options to help prevent costly and avoidable Non-Productive Time.

Kevin Fearnley, FPG CEO said “It has always been my objective to expand our services to the Oil & Gas Industry with regards to Team Development and Technical Instruction. These programmes are designed to create a platform of learning that will either help drilling teams or provide service companies with the specialist understanding they need. Working with T&D will provide us with the breadth of courses to really help the industry. With T&D having their operational base in Perth Australia alongside Fearnley Procter Australia operational entity, also based in Perth, this will be a unique offering to the Australian market for needed training courses.

Training & Development Pty Ltd provide bespoke and industry recognised technical and non-technical training. 

Jeanne Boles, T&D Technical Director – “This JV has provided an opportunity for us to combine our strengths to deliver world class trainers, material and current solutions to our clients, as and when they need them”.

Fearnley Procter who for over 25 years have provided NPT prevention training courses such as Drillstring Failure and Stuck Pipe Prevention and Management see a considerable benefit in this joint venture with their global coverage. This will now support their NPT Avoidance courses involving, Drillstring Design, Procurement & Inspection of Drilling and Well Completion equipment to various industry standards such as API, DS-1®, NS-1™, NS-2, NORSOK; alongside API Q1/Q2 Training and Certification plus our own NS Accreditation & Certification.

The continued and growing incidence of Non-productive Time, either through operational error or equipment failure, is causing a serious problem for operators; their drilling contractors; the equipment supplier and service companies.

Fearnley Procter Group and Training & Development Pty will bring courses that are relevant to all end users, whatever position in the drilling cycle, and through these reduce the impact that avoidable Non-Productive Time has on the performance demands of today’s Oil & Gas marketplace.

If you would like more information email [email protected]

Fearnley Procter takes Non-Productive-Time Solutions Message to China

Our Fearnley Procter team attended the CIPPE in Beijing last month as part of the Scottish Development International Trade Mission’s, Scottish Pavilion.
The show was an opportunity to continue our discussions with FP’s current clients, who have benefitted from our NS Accreditation Programme and Specialist Drilling and Completions QA/QC Services, as well as to meet new ones; either wanting to hear more about how we reduce NPT or on the International Stamp of Approval for products that the NS Accreditation Programme can bring.
Throughout the duration of the show Fearnley Procter met with several key players in the Chinese Oil & Gas market – with significant interest shown in NS Accreditation and Training as well as for our specialised Drilling and Completions QAQC Services. Ongoing support of their needs will continue through our Country Manager, Mingbai Xu, and his team from FP China’s base in Beijing.
Fearnley Procter is aiming to work with these new contacts to build on the strong foundations set by our operations in China over the past 10 years, and increase our contribution to this rapidly expanding market.
It was a great chance to increase awareness of how our Solutions can assist Operators reduce their Non-productive-time during drilling and completions operations.
Once again, Fearnley Procter would like to thank Scottish Development International and their team for arranging the visit to China and for their considerable efforts to make it such a big success.


Our Successful Attendance at Roseland Oil and Gas Tradeshow

As Fearnley Procter Inc, we made our first big push to gain more visibility in the Permian Basin, building on our existing Occidental contract for QA/QC Services. We partnered with Roseland Oil and Gas to participate in the 4th annual golf tournament and trade show. We entered 2 teams in the tournament representing Anadarko, Leam, Premier Pipe and Supply, Quail, and Trinidad Drilling all under the Fearnley Procter Inc team name.  Both teams shot 9 under par with the scramble format. Obviously we were too honest as neither team placed!
We sponsored a hole and gave away a Tailor-made driver. The ladies running the hole did a fantastic job getting people to participate. Troy Blackburn of Ensign won the driver!  He picked it up from us at the trade show two days later.  He was so excited, he carried it around the trade show showing it off. 
The show was a success as well.  We made lots of new connections in the process of getting our brand name and services thrust into the spotlight.  During the show we met with  potential new clients.  We will also be following up with several other leads that were generated through the tournament and show.  Overall it was a great success. – Kyle Sheldon: Head of Sales & Operations – Western Hemisphere

Middle East NS-1 Design Review for DSI – PBL Tool

Fearnley Procter FZE (A Fearnley International Group Company) is pleased to announce that it has certified through its Global NS-1 Accreditation Program the PBL By Pass System Tool.

DSI FZE (A Schoeller Bleckmann Company) approached Fearnley Procter to conduct a Level 2 Design Review on the following sizes of PBL’s 3.1/8″, 4.3/4″, 6.3/4″ & 8.1/4″ against the requirements of NS-1 Edition 3 Quality, Design, Inspection Requirements for New and Refurbished Drilling and Well Completion Equipment Standards.

A Level 2 design review evaluates that the product was designed with consideration to catastrophic failure avoidance. Evaluations are conducted based on failure modes commonly observed when equipment is used for purposes for which they were designed.

The relevant certification can be reviewed here

Photo showing Kevin Fearnley (CEO Fearnley International Group Limited) presenting the NS-1 Plaque to Gernot Bauer (President of DSI – PBL Bypass Systems) left of photo, at the Fearnley Procter Dubai Office.

The PBL Bypass System has provided a simple and reliable solution to various drilling problems, including lost circulation and limited circulating rates for effective hole cleaning operations for over 20 years. The tool is a component of the bottom hole assembly and it is located above the MWD and LWD tools. It is hydraulically activated (ball activated) and simple enough to be operated by rig personnel directly and does not necessitate DSI personnel on site. A special feature of the tool is, that whenever pumps are turned off, the sleeve shifts to the closed position and isolates the ports, which eliminates the u-tube effect and assures full well integrity.

The Re-issuing of our Technical Bulletins

As part of our ongoing commitments to the Industry and our client base, Fearnley Procter International (A Fearnley International Group Company) will be re-issuing their Technical Bulletins which are aimed at lessons learnt through our ongoing equipment failure investigations and updated accordingly.

Here is our first revision of Technical Bulletin 01. Value of ACFM Inspection:

As well as these previously published Technical Bulletins being revised and released over the coming weeks we are completing a new Technical Bulletin Release on Drillstring Vibration and its effects on Drillstring Failures.

Fearnley International Group “The original Drillstring Experts”