Our History

Dacon Inspection Services was originally incorporated in Oslo, Norway in 1979 as a diving and sub sea inspection company. After initial involvement in several development projects in the early days of oil exploration in the North Sea, Dacon was contracted in 1984 by Elf to develop the world’s first ROV deployed internal Well head inspection tool.

Since those early days Dacon Inspection Services been part of numerous developments for the oil & gas sector, primarily within internal inspection and deep sea application. Our continuous development work has made us a leader in oil field related riser, caisson and pipeline inspection, as well as a recovery expert for retrieval of “lost” or stuck equipment inside piping systems.

In 1993 Dacon’s first office in Asia was opened in Singapore, providing inspection services in the South East Asia region. Soon after a representation office was established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with services being provided mainly for Malaysia’s offshore field and eastern seaboard petrochemical industries.

In 1996 Dacon Inspection Services established a new head office in Rayong, Thailand and soon was established as one of the leading inspection service providers in both offshore and onshore oil and gas and in the country’s bustling petrochemical, refinery and power industry. Around this time Dacon started development of a brand new intelligent pigging system on request from the French Total and Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTTEP) and this represented the beginning of our Pipeline Services division which has now grown to be one of Asia’s leading Pipeline Integrity companies.

Since that time Dacon Inspection Services has continually expanded in size both in terms of business and in terms of physical footprint. Our head office now occupies 2 acres of land and incorporates multiple divisions in separate buildings as well as test yards and training facilities and we have additional offices in Norway, Singapore and Indonesia. We consider it a great testament to the quality and integrity of our company and the trust placed in us by our clients that each and every year we are forced to expand our facilities to meet every growing demands.


Our Certifications

ISO 9001:2008ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization
needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

OHSAS 18001:2007OHSAS 18001:2007

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help an organizations to control occupational health and safety risks. It was devloped in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.

DNV 402BDNV 402B

The DNV 402B Certificate ensures that suppliers providing services such as NDT on behalf of a client use appropriate procedures, have qualified, certified personnel and written procedures for training, performance, application, control, verification and reporting.


Dacon is a full member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) which was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s, to solve maintenance problems in the offshore oil and gas industry. With over 350 member companies around the world IRATA is now recognized as the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access. IRATA’s aims include the promotion of high standards in safety, workmanship and working practices, and audits are carried out annually to ensure that members uphold their guidelines.


ABS is recognised as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and certification with ABS is recognition of a company’s adherence to stringent standards of accuracy and quality. The certification process is composed of both practical assessments and the assessment of administrative processes and procedures.

ABS DNV GL: Thickness measurements on ships

Dacon Inspection Services is pleased to announce that they have been certified by DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd) for Thickness measurements on ships , in accordance with Class Programme DNVGL-CP-0484 in Category I: Authorised to do measurements on all types and sizes of ships. Also this service will provided by inspection engineer who certified DNVGL-CP-0484. After a thorough qualification process Dacon was officially certified on July 7, 2016.