Pipetech goes with the flow to launch new caisson management service for N. Sea oil operators

An Aberdeen-based offshore pipeline services company has launched a new ‘active caisson management’ service after winning more than £1 million of new orders from N. Sea operators.

Caissons are prone to damage from fatigue and erosion, which can lead to defects and wall failure resulting in a knock-on impact on production and safety, costing the industry millions of pounds every year.

Pipetech’s caisson management system aims to drive cost efficiencies, whilst maintaining asset integrity throughout the lifecycle of the caisson. The company has already delivered a number of caisson projects for Repsol Sinopec, Statoil, Aker BP and Nexen Petroleum.

Eric Doyle, managing director at Pipetech said: “Caissons are an essential structural element in oil and gas production, but are highly at risk from erosion defects and damage, particularly around the sea surface area.

“We have developed our active caisson management service in response to industry demand for a joined-up approach to this costly problem and have already conducted several successful projects with key North Sea operators.”

20 Apr 2018

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