Offshore Inspection Group, Inc. (OIG) is a Texas corporation, located in Houston, Texas. The company was established in June 2010 to service the Energy Sector by providing experienced personnel and services to the Inspection and Surveying segments of Drilling, Commissioning, and Marine aspects of the oil and gas industry. OIG is a third party inspection representative with the purpose of eliminating non-productive time caused by preventable factors typically encountered in the equipment and service readiness process. In the current market, clients are forced to obtain these services through various companies, and in doing so, information is lost or omitted between the service providers, and in some cases, increases the overall cost of a client’s project. OIG enables clients to seek these services with a single provider; increasing the project’s success, reducing cost and errors consistently seen in the service readiness process in our industry.

Our expertise and capabilities rest within the offshore and onshore industry through third-party inspections of drilling equipment, including but not limited to the following, Subsea and Surface BOPs, DP system, Hulls, Topsides, Drilling or Production Equipment, and Client Representation (Oil and Drilling Companies). We specialize in commissioning, equipment specific inspections, acceptance testing (FAT, SIT, and IAT), infrared thermal imaging, HIL testing, and statutory required documentation, such as Hazardous Registry and Compliance Audits. By concentrating on ensuring safety, sharing knowledge with company personnel, complying with regulations, we help our clients improve their personnel’s knowledge and processes to ensure safe and compliant equipment.
There are three areas that make Offshore Inspection Group unique:
1. OIG provide experts with proven knowledge, experience and in-depth knowledge, who are committed to OIG for a long-term career commitment to become an essential part of our OIG team.
2. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and safety, both in the way we conduct our business internally and the way we work with our clients.
3. We work as closely as possible with the industries standards organizations, regulatory bodies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), oil companies, and drilling companies – to understand industry issues and drive positive results within our clients’ organizations and within our Energy Sector.

Our services address three main industry issues. First, the loss of qualified expertise in the industry has led to a requirement for experienced personnel who understand people, process and plant, who can recognize potential risks before they become issues that impact operations, and who are able and willing to share their knowledge for the improvement of the organization. OIG brings knowledgeable, experienced professionals who can fulfill the gaps left by the human resource shortage.
The second issue OIG addresses, is managing the advancement of technology, which is moving faster than the industry can assimilate it. We inspect and evaluate equipment and processes to identify weak areas caused by the changes driven by new technology and provide improvements thru standardized documentation and sharing knowledge with company personnel. We also work directly with the OEMs to make sure new assets are being manufactured, to the appropriate standards and are meeting the schedule. Our goal is to ensure that each segment of a project comes together correctly to achieve reliable operations as safe and efficiently as possible.
Finally, our services address issues, but not limited to, corporate and statutory compliance, environmental, and safety standards. In the face of tremendous change in the industry, OIG understands the regulations and assists our clients in maintaining safe and compliant operations with minimal risk. We review procedures to make sure they are the right ones for the situation, and we consider people, skill sets, equipment, and behaviors to determine overall effectiveness.
Our standardized inspection and documentation services can be tailored to each client’s operational requirements and processes. We are focused on getting the job done safely and correct, ensuring assets are running as designed. Our commitment to the industry and to our clients is unmatched.
When our clients choose Offshore Inspection Group, they are not just choosing an inspection company – they are choosing a partner who is 100% committed to the success of their operation.


Kelly McClelland – President & Chairman
Kelly McClelland is President of Offshore Inspection Group, Inc. (OIG). Prior to joining OIG, she held positions of Vice President, Treasury Manager & Project Manager at Post Oak Bank, Vice President of International Sales, International Business Consulting, and Product Management at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. working with mid and large Energy clients, developing global financial solutions. Prior to working in the banking industry, Mrs. McClelland worked in the treasury department for Noble Drilling Corporation, Browning-Ferris Industries, and Enterra Petroleum Group. She holds a Master of Science in Information Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Don McClelland – Chief Technical Officer
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Don McClelland is Chairman of Offshore Inspection Group (OIG), bringing 30 years of experience in the offshore industry with Dynamic Positioning (DP), subsea and drilling equipment, vessel inspections, factory acceptance testing, construction, and commissioning, working for KCA, Global Marine, Maersk Drilling, Neddrill/Noble Drilling Corporation, BP, Shell, Chevron, Global Maritime, and DNV. Previous to the above, Mr. McClelland worked as a Support Engineer, in the commercial computer industry; working with Honeywell, Data General, and IBM.

Dr. Malcolm Sharples – Board of Director
Dr Sharples is President of Offshore Risk & Technology Consulting Inc., USA. With over 35 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas exploration and production projects, Dr Sharples focuses primarily on technical risk analyses for financial and insurance interests, regulatory compliance and accident investigations. Prior to his current position, he headed the worldwide offshore business for American Bureau of Shipping as Vice President (six years) and previously President of Noble Denton & Associates Inc. Dr Sharples’ research work includes contracts for Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior (USA) on hurricane incident analyses, and developing recommended requirements for Offshore Wind Farms. He is currently a consultant to major oil companies on regulatory compliance and management of risk issues.

Dr Sharples holds a B.E. Sc Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a PhD. Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineers. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Offshore Energy Center (offshore drilling rig museum and learning center), in Galveston, Texas (USA), where he also serves in the Hall of Fame Pioneer selection committee. He serves as a Director of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. and serves as a Member of Technology Advisory Panel of Keppel Corp. Singapore.

Charles J. McHardy – Board of Director
Charles J. McHardy is the Sr. Vice President (Technical) with International Registries Incorporated (IRI) and, while having a global role within IRI, he is based in Houston Texas. IRI is administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Registries. Prior to moving to IRI, Charles spent 30 years with DNV culminating in the position of Director of Maritime Operations for the US Gulf Coast District. He spent 18 years in Aberdeen Scotland accompanied by spells in the DNV Head Office in Hovik, Norway and London. His experience with DNV encompassed working with Fixed Offshore Installations, Mobile Offshore Units, Ships, Diving Systems and various levels of management, including serving as a member of the DNV Senior Management Council. Prior to his time with DNV, he served as a Marine Engineer and a Steelwork Manager building tankers and semi-submersibles at a major shipyard.
Mr. McHardy holds an Honors Degree in Shipbuilding and Naval Architecture from the University of Strathclyde as well as a National Diploma in Marine Engineering from the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.