Vertech has a wealth of experience in servicing the upstream drilling market and understand intimately the specific challenges faced in this sector. Our approach is quite simply to ensure minimal impact to drilling operations whilst providing a safe, high-performing and cost-effective service that is compliant with the necessary standards.

Our experienced workforce from across the United States have delivered full Special Periodic Surveys (SPS), comprehensive API lifting and drill handling tool

management programs, NDT inspections, derrick maintenance and repairs, Top Drive System (TDS) inspections and DROPS programs across all asset types.

We understand that drilling campaigns are fast-moving and as a result our clients expect us to react with speed, efficiency and with quality and safety at the forefront of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our ability to do just that for our upstream clients while still providing a best-in-class suite of deliverables.


  • Class Accredited UWILD Package (manned and unmanned)
  • Lifting Equipment Inspection and Management (LIM)
  • API Crane Inspection Package
  • API Drill Handling Tools Package
  • Dropped Object Survey & Management (V-DROPS)
  • Alternative Access Package (VAAP)
  • Conventional Rope Access & Scaffolding


  • Pressure equipment inspection
  • Full range of conventional & advanced NDT
  • Drill handling tool inspection
  • Derrick & structural surveys
  • Coating inspection
  • Remote Digital Visual Inspection (Robotic RDVI)
  • Lifting equipment inspection and recertification (LEEA accredited)
  • DROPS object survey (DROPS accredited)
Our specialist upstream maintenance services include:
  • Crane structural and mechanical inspections
  • Fabric maintenance
  • Mini-ROV inspection, repair & maintenance
  • Specialist access and rope access services (IRATA accredited)
  • Technical rigging & lift plans
  • Cutting, welding & steel renewals
  • Pipefitting
  • Mechanical and hydraulic fitting
  • Electrical & hazardous areas inspection