Tracerco Wins Flooded Member Inspection Project in Caribbean
Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has recently been awarded a large-scale project to verify the integrity of multiple platform members in the Caribbean sea.
The oil and gas service company it would via the use of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the TracercoTM Diagnostics Flooded Member Inspection provide an 100% accurate and reliable method of identifying the presence of any flooding in multiple vertical, horizontal and angled members, without the need to remove any marine growth or specialist coatings.
In a statement by the company’s Marketing Executive, Callum Grieves, said over the course of the 25-day inspection project, Tracerco’s experienced subsea engineers will provide an immediate assessment of the degree of flooding for each member surveyed.
According to Tracerco, this will come before providing a full report of platform member integrity at the end of the project. The operator will then utilise this data to inform any potential remedial work that is needed for each of their platform structures, the statement read in part.
It noted that with Lloyd’s Register recognition for its conformance and industry quality standard in the application of FMI, Tracerco was chosen as the technology solutions provider due its ability to provide 100 per cent accurate measurements in real time.
Not only does this ensure that inspections are right the first time, it also reduces the financial risk and impact associated with repeat inspections (or remedial work that may not even be required), meaning the operator can be very confident in the integrity assessment of their jackets, the company stated.
Tracerco supplies a wide range of innovative technologies to measure and characterise process conditions and diagnose operational problems across the petroleum industry ranging from reservoir through to refining.
Tracerco’s specialist technologies are used to increase production, reduce operating costs and optimise shutdown programmes, the statement read.