FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS awarded CorrOcean ASA an NKr11-million contract to provide field signature method (FSM) subsea corrosion monitoring systems. CorrOcean will install its FSM systems to monitor internal corrosion in subsea flowlines on the BP-operated Greater Plutonio project in block 18, offshore Angola. This contract is the second FSM contract awarded to CorrOcean for a deepwater project operated by BP.
FSM is a non-intrusive method for monitoring internal corrosion, erosion, and cracking in flowlines, process pipes, and pipelines. It offers high sensitivity and responds to changes in thickness of the actual pipe wall in real time, CorrOcean says.
Svein Ove Eimhjellen, CorrOcean's FSM business manager in Trondheim, Norway, says, "We have over the last two years focused considerable R&D effort into re-design and qualification of our FSM Subsea technology for deepwater applications (3,000 m) and higher operational temperatures (140° C), and it is rewarding to see that hard work paying off. We are pleased that our proven non-intrusive FSM technology has gained acceptance for these demanding deepwater applications."