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The development, implementation and maintenance of standards for the design, construction and operation of offshore units.


International standards and national regulations require the classification of all types of offshore units. Classification is the primary guarantee that a vessel is safe and poses no unacceptable risk to its crew, the public, or the environment.

In the oil and gas sector, our rules set standards for the design, construction and operation of ships and offshore assets.

Why choose Lloyd's Register for classification?


When you choose Lloyd's Register as your classification society, you agree to build and maintain your offshore unit in compliance with the high standard of our rules. We work with you to review the design and engineering for a new construction or modification project for compliance. During construction and commissioning, we monitor progress and conduct inspections, offering guidance when needed, to ensure the rules are being followed and applied properly. 

We then inspect and survey in-service units periodically to ensure they continue to comply with our rules and remain "in class." Our certification that your unit meets our rules for its class is the best assurance your customers can have of its safety and operability. 

We update our rules on a regular basis to reflect changes in technology and input from the oil and gas sectors. We help to develop and review international standards and legislation around the world.

Classification services include:

  • Mobile offshore units classification
  • Floating production services classification