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Axess Worldwide: Houston
Gaining a Foothold

Houston Texas

A promise to a key client, that Axess would be present in Houston to serve them when they arrived in the Gulf of Mexico, led to the establishment of an office in the energy capital of the world.

The process of setting up office and getting the business running was a project Axess approached with great respect. They formed a strategy to be present with local offices in the main hubs of the global oil and gas industry. Fortunately, their promise to one of their global key clients led to a fast establishment of the office in Houston. With growth of 50% last year combined with strong feedback from their clients, show that Axess’ presence has been well received in the North American market.

Due to the current downturn in the oil and gas market, competitive and predictable cost have become more important than ever before. “When we combine our planning capabilities, tools and experience gained from integrity management contracts and projects on more than 300 different offshore units, we can deliver predictable costs. At the same time we can deliver the quality that we know our clients are depending on” says Jostein Tverdal, MD at Axess Houston.

Jostein Tverdal recently relocated from the Axess headquarters in Norway to Houston. He has served in several positions within the Axess Group from the last eight years, and is now taking on his biggest challenge so far. “We have solid in-house competence here in Houston and a broad client base. We are optimistic about the future, but also highly focused on staying relevant and competitive. At the present time we are developing a new unit delivering advisory services, which will be launched later this year. Challenging times certainly dictates good and smart solutions. We’re keeping our heads cool and our long-term targets in sight”, says Tverdal.

Axess North America team
Total Rig Integrity Management (TRIM)

Axess has developed TRIM, Total Rig Integrity Management – an approach that has positioned them as a trustworthy company, delivering consistently over time. TRIM is challenging the traditional way of running an integrity management process.

The two main pillars of the concept are the cost optimizing of the integrity management process by taking advantage of service synergy effects, and safeguard against asset failures by maintaining safety barrier functions.

These pillars then result in ensuring compliance with current statutory, class and company requirements. “On a practical level, Axess has incorporated the use of risk-based methodology and when this is combined with known baseline conditions, we can utilize our system tools to ensure efficient inspections and a functioning integrity management process. Over time, we provide our clients with valuable knowledge and trends when it comes to the status and condition of their assets. The reports we deliver ensure that clients have the documentation they need to make the correct decisions and remain compliant. This way, we save cost for our clients”, says Tverdal.


Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 Molde
+47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3
4031 Stavanger
(duty): +47 982 43 600
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess North America Inc.
1400 Broadfield Suite 300
Houston Tx. 77084
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas
CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Axess House,
Twin Spires Business Park,
Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn,
Aberdeen, AB21 9NY
(duty): +44 (0) 78 5303 6111
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic
Georgetown, Guyana
+592 222 2216
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu
Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+244 933 316 388
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2,
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 001 9540
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 478 37 300
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess for Oil Services
3141 Anas Bin Malik, Al Malqa Dist.
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 59 427 0293
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster,
Jumeriah Lake Towers
Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess AIM India Pvt. Ltd.
B2-701, 7th Floor,
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Farm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072
+91 22 4604 3533
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre, #05-31 South Wing,
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739