HOIS membership

ESR Technology has announced that Sonovation has joined its HOIS forum.

ESR Technology, an engineering, safety and risk management consultancy has announced that one of Europe’s leading non-destructive testing (NDT) companies, Sonovation, has joined its HOIS forum.

Warrington-based ESR Technology hosts and manages HOIS, which is the primary industry forum for discussing inspection issues and exploiting improved inspection technologies for applications in the oil and gas industry with a particular focus on upstream areas.

Jan Verkooijen, managing director of Sonovation, said: ‘I am really looking forward to working with my new colleagues in HOIS and see this as an excellent route to forward Sonovation’s aims in advanced NDT.

‘I am confident this forum will prove to be the primary vehicle for the early introduction of validated technology into the offshore industry.’

HOIS’ membership includes major multinational oil and gas companies, leading inspection service companies, two of the world’s largest NDT equipment suppliers and a national regulatory authority. Member organisations cover a wide geographical area including Europe and North and South America.

Steve Burch, HOIS programme manager, said: ‘We are very excited to have Sonovation on board. To have a company of its pedigree in the NDT industry join HOIS can only help to further strengthen its position as the leading industry forum for oil- and gas-related inspection issues.’