Stork delivers its first wireless sand monitoring system to N. Sea platform

Sturle Haaland, left (Sales Director for Europe, Emerson) and Fiona Butters (Flow Assurance Sales Manager, Emerson)
Sturle Haaland, left (Sales Director for Europe, Emerson) and Fiona Butters (Flow Assurance Sales Manager, Emerson)

Stork, the provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services to the oil and gas energy sectors has installed Emerson Process Management’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring solutions on a major North Sea operator’s installation.  

The collaboration with Stork marks the first installation of the Roxar SandLog wireless monitors in the UK North Sea.

The new wireless devices provide flexible, cost effective and highly accurate online monitoring of sand erosion from the field, helping to extend equipment life and increase production from reserves.

Kjell Wold, business development manager for flow assurance at Emerson Process Management, explained:

“With operators’ increased focus on the bottom line, effective protection from sand erosion and corrosion can be an important factor in maintaining the successful and economic flow of hydrocarbons from reservoir to refinery

“Our technology and application specialists designed the Roxar SandLog Wireless transmitters to meet this challenge head-on.

“The result is a highly sensitive and accurate solution that improves operator insight and can be directly integrated with WirelessHart™ networks. By working with a highly experienced Monitoring Solutions provider such as Stork, we can deliver a complete asset integrity management system for well operators.”

Rod Agnew, vice president for service delivery at Stork, said: “With over 30 years’ experience, Stork’s Monitoring Solutions department is uniquely positioned to deliver a range of traditional and advanced techniques for monitoring the rate of corrosion, erosion, stress, temperature, strain or intrusion on pipelines both on and offshore.”

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