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Scorpion Offshore Expands InPlace Medical Solutions Service to Rigs in Saudi Arabia

InPlace Medical Solutions, the world’s leading video offshore medical service, has expanded its services into Saudi Arabian waters for Scorpion Offshore. Scorpion’s premium jack-ups, the Offshore Freedom and Offshore Intrepid, now enjoy InPlace Medical’s video remote medical services for episodic and continuing medical care for their offshore employees.

"We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with InPlace Medical to include our operations in Saudi Arabia," said Travis Fitts Jr., vice president of Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment for Scorpion Offshore. "The feedback from our people who participated in the pilot program in Malaysia has been encouraging and we look forward to building on the achievements to date."

InPlace Medical Solutions provides highly trained medics, physician examinations and oversight, advanced equipment, medical-quality videoconferencing, an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and an enhanced medications inventory. Services are delivered securely through a location’s Internet capability.

"In addition to the advanced medical support, we are moving forward with additional support programs that enhance worker health," said Fitts. "We are impressed by InPlace Medical’s ability to bring wellness and lifestyle improvement coaching right to the rig— previously only available shore-side.”

“The expansion of our services into Saudi waters further shows our growing global competence," said Shannon Caldwell, executive director for offshore and remote services for NuPhysicia LLC, who provides InPlace Medical Solutions. "Our customers continue to see the value of our enhanced video medical services for offshore locations that brings physician care to the rig."

Available worldwide, InPlace Medical Solutions better manages offshore workforce health and lowers transportation risks and expenses. Offshore oil operators and drilling contractors benefit from reduced operating costs and higher workforce productivity.

InPlace Medical Solutions offers day-rate packages ranging from a complete, turnkey solution for all offshore medical needs to tailored programs that work with a company’s own medical staffing. For more information, visit www.inplacemedical.com, phone USA +1.713.358.9270, or fax USA +1.713.358.9269.

About Scorpion Offshore, Ltd.

Scorpion Offshore Ltd. is a Bermuda based corporation founded in 2005 to own and operate state-of-the-art offshore drilling rigs. For more information about Scorpion Offshore, visit http://www.scorpionoffshore.com or call 713.728.6100.

About NuPhysicia LLC

NuPhysicia LLC is a privately held medical services solutions provider delivering advanced telemedicine health care — concepts first developed and proven by the University of Texas. NuPhysicia offers three product lines: InPlace Medical SolutionsTM (for offshore and remote locations), Medicine at WorkTM (onsite healthcare for workplaces of all sizes), and NuPhysicia Technology (devices and consulting for remote medical care). NuPhysicia is based in Houston, Texas. For more information about NuPhysicia, visit http://www.nuphysicia.com or call 713.358.9270.

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