Wellstream expands inspection service

Wellstream has established an Integrity Management Division based at its global headquarters in north-east England.

Offshore staff

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, UK -- Wellstream has established an Integrity Management Division based at its global headquarters in north-east England.

The new division will inspect and monitor a range of existing and new risers and flowlines. The aim is to reduce operational, safety, and environmental risks by using real time data to plan interventions, optimize offshore asset life and production availability, and minimize equipment operating costs.

Wellstream also has formed an exclusive partnership with MAPS Technology to develop and promote the latter’s MAPS stress measurement technology. The agreement follows the successful development of a prototype system with a major offshore oil and gas company

The V1 monitoring system is the first product resulting from the partnership. It can measure directly the integrity of load-bearing elements of a flexible riser or flowline without penetrating or adversely impacting the riser or flowline structure. In this way, it provides real-time information on load changes, and any loss of integrity or progressive failure occurring within all load-bearing elements.

MAPS products and services will form an integral part of Wellstream International’s future integrity management service.


06/21/2010

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