EV Offshore Ltd., provider of camera inspection systems, has introduced the CamScan EVO2, a turnkey subsea camera inspection system designed for the offshore oil and gas industries to visually inspect conditions downhole and subsea.
"Engineers can now inspect an entire hemisphere from every angle, meaning that the resulting inspection offers a much higher degree of accuracy," said David Clover, director of EV Offshore. "The odds of missing a potential problem are substantially reduced, while other subsea activities, such as fishing and clean-up operations, are greatly enhanced, saving time and money."
According to the company, the CamScan EVO2, which operates in up to 6,500 ft of water, is a turnkey system that can be used to visually inspect wellheads, risers, completions, tieback threads, and pressure seals. Its predecessor, CamScan, has been used for inspections during subsea equipment installation through to assistance in downhole fishing operations. Because it may be used while free-hanging or mounted on drill pipe, subsea tools, or other structures, the CamScan EVO2 can carry out fishing and cleanup operations, as well as retrieve subsea tools and structures, and assist in deploying and aligning subsea structures, the company says.
The manufacturer says the subsea camera can also give operators a clear view in poor visibility. With a black and white, low-light camera and a high definition color camera mounted in the same head, it is designed to allow users to adapt to conditions downhole or subsea.
The camera has a main viewing console with recording on digital tape and offers remote viewing on a separate console, and records on standard VHS tape.