Operations within the offshore drilling industry are continually looking for ways to increase their productivity and in turn, their profits. This requires ongoing analysis of the structures they use so that they're able to isolate areas that are underperforming and innovate ways to improve their performance. The more closely these structures are analyzed and the more concrete the data, the more effective those adjustments will be. These operations call upon consultancy firms to provide analysis that can be trusted as well as strategies on how to eliminate inefficiencies. Since 1986, Stewart Technology Associates has proven to be the industry leader in cutting edge consultancy, analysis and engineering for offshore structures and drilling operations as a whole.
Over the last 25 years, Stewart Technology Associates has continued to expand its client base to include operations all over the world. Not only has this benefited the company, but it it's increased the value STA provides to clients. Growing the scope of the services we perform gives the consultancy and analysis we deliver a broader credibility. There are things a smaller drilling operation can take from STA's experience working with a larger operation and vice versa. This diverse background also makes STA's services more sought after, further feeding into that credibility.
That credibility is essential to the work performed by Stewart Technology Associates. When a client calls upon STA to do an analysis of their steel catenary risers, for example, they'll know that we've seen these structures in different types of operations from all over the world and collected data from them. That data is then applied to the client's steel catenary risers and used as a part of the riser analysis. A firm that has a narrow client base doesn't have the same kind of global data as a resource and thus, aren't able to give the same kind of insight as STA.
When steel cantenary riser failure occurs, Stewart Technology Associates is more equipped to determine the cause of that failure as a result of this diverse experience. If system or equipment malfunction was the cause of the riser failure, STA will be prepared to recognize that. If the cause of the failure is more ambiguous and needs a marine accident investigation in order to discover what went wrong or if someone specifically is at fault, that is also within the range of services STA offers. Regardless of the analysis that needs to be performed, Stewart Technology Associates has illustrated a lasting ability to deliver results.