Vendor Surveillance and Quality Assurance

The Entrion Vendor Surveillance Program manages and reduces equipment delivery and quality risks. The program provides experienced professionals who are located near OEM’s and contracted vendors. Our professionals review required standards and certifications and become an interface mechanism to confirm compliance mandated by unique specifications for each client.

To provide the best results to our customers, we combine engineering, manufacturing and operations experience with risk management expertise and lessons learned. We optimize resources by employing local professionals and prioritizing critical equipment.

Vendor Surveillance Program Process

Program Planning: This process defines equipment scope and activities based on equipment criticality. It includes a long-term vendor management plan, budget, and short-term work schedules.

Program Execution: Based on equipment criticality, execution includes some or all of the following activities, inspection test plan (ITP) and quality plan (QP), review, vendor kick-off meetings (KOM), progress monitoring (PM), factory acceptance testing (FAT), final inspections and data book review.

Reporting and Feedback: This process reports on survey results and supports punch resolution.

Management: The program designates a project manager that works with Entrion’s local operations managers to execute work. This team tracks progress against budgets, dispatch surveyors, ensure consistent quality reports, and coordinate with customers and vendors punch resolution.

Vendor Surveillance Projects:

Rowan, Noble, Dolphin, DODI at HHI (14 Drill-ships)


Clear Leader and Songa rigs at DSME (9)

Aker Drilling/ Transocean at DSME (2)

KG1, KG2, Petrobras 10K at SHI (3)

ENSCO 8500 Class at KFELS (4)

DDIII, B326, B327, B335 at KFELS (4)

Various upgrade projects