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Who have we audited?

We would love to advertise the companies we have conducted audits for because we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done for them.  However, as auditors, we take confidentiality very serious so, unfortunately, we can’t share.  What we can say is that we have audited the gamut of offshore companies.  We’ve provided auditing services for major players in the global oil and gas market to small operators where all workers located offshore were contracted operators.  This wide range of clients provides us with unmatched experience in understanding the large variety of companies and how they address their management systems.

Why use Gulf Tech?

Gulf Tech is uniquely qualified to provide the best and most cost-effective SEMS audit of your operations. Our team is comprised of an experienced and diverse group of technical professionals with expertise in safety and environmental management systems and regulatory compliance; offshore operations, facilities engineering, mechanical integrity, operating procedures, hazard analysis, training and emergency preparedness. 

 

Simply put: You won’t be getting a rigid ISO auditor who uses checklists---you’ll be getting an auditor who understands that SEMS is a performance-based standard and there are many ways of addressing the regulation.

How did we get started?

Gulf Tech was born because of an obvious lack of consistent experience of SEMS auditors in offshore operations and management systems. Gulf Tech is 100% dedicated to SEMS auditing. It's all we do. Full dedication results in an industry leading and cost-effective auditing service for you. Our auditors are experienced, trained and certified.

What is our approach to auditing?

It is our practice to listen to the client and do everything we can to understand the way the client’s management system functions. We understand that SEMS is a performance-based standard and there are many ways of addressing the regulation. Understanding how a SEMS is integrated into a more complex HSEQ management system requires active listening. 

 

We have no preconceived notion of how many findings have to be written to prove our worth. At various times in our professional lives we have written as few as zero nonconformances (in ISO terminology), to as many as fifteen major nonconformances. We consider the audit process as part of the continual improvement cycle.

 

Our approach to the presentation and discussion of findings is professional and non-confrontational. We work as a team with our clients to accurately report the status of the management system audited.

What is our offshore knowledge/experience?

Gulf Tech's professional and experienced auditing staff have over 73 years of combined experience in offshore operations, management systems, and auditing!  Our team consists of experienced and diverse technical professionals with expertise in safety and environmental management systems, regulatory compliance, offshore operations, facilities engineering, mechanical integrity, operating procedures, hazard analysis, training and emergency preparedness.

 

When we’re not auditing, we’re conducting technical work for oil and gas clients in the areas of our expertise.

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