Deployment

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing Units Deployed off Egypt

C-Kore Systems closed off an excellent 2017 with an installation/commissioning campaign for the Egyptian Atoll project in collaboration with Subsea 7’s office in Paris. The C-Kore Subsea Testing units increased the efficiency of the vessel operations, saving the customer time and money on the deployment of new umbilicals.

Li Ming-Shi, pre-commissioning engineer for Subsea 7 in Paris commented, “The C-Kore Units give us new options to monitor our umbilicals during their installation then subsea testing, providing more operational flexibility this technology eliminates the need of any down-lines or by-passes required in traditional testing methods. The timely & efficient support C-kore team provided during project execution is also to be highly praised. We are looking forward to working with C-Kore again in our future operations.”

The C-Kore Subsea Testing units are increasingly recognized as the tools of choice for operators and installation contractors for their automated monitoring during transit and lay, and simple subsea testing to prove equipment’s health on the seabed immediately prior to hook-up. This is a much better alternative to traditional top side or platform led testing. The C-Kore units eliminate the need for a down-line by plugging directly into equipment. They provide quick and accurate results, greatly decreasing the testing time on subsea campaigns.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “We have had a great 2017 and expect even more for 2018. All our customers come back for repeat business, as they see how easy the units are to use, how their subsea installation or fault-finding operations become simple, and how much money our services save them.”

C-Kore Systems will be exhibiting at Subsea Tieback Forum Offshore – 13th to 15th of March, in Galveston, TX, USA. We will have our new Subsea TDR unit and Pressure Monitor unit on hand. If you are in the area, please stop by and visit our Stand 1021.

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing Units Deployed off Egypt 2018-02-14T11:59:08+00:00

C-Kore’s Subsea TDR First Deployment

Subsea UK News reports on the first deployment of C-Kore’s Subsea TDR.

The article highlights the cost savings achieved by Nexen on a fault-finding operation on the Telford field in the North Sea. C-Kore new Subsea TDR localises and identifies faults subsea without the need for downlines.

To read the full article, please click here.

C-Kore’s Subsea TDR First Deployment 2018-01-24T12:23:21+00:00

C-Kore Systems helping operator in Caspian region

C-Kore Systems recently deployed their fault-finding tools with a major operator working in the Caspian Basin. The units quickly located the fault in the subsea field, allowing the operator to replace the faulty equipment and bring the systems back on-line with a minimum of vessel time.

The C-Kore Subsea testing tools offer substantial savings to operators by allowing them to quickly locate the source of low IR or high CR in their subsea systems. The hand-held tools allow the measurements to be made directly subsea, eliminating the need for down-lines with all their associated problems.

The operator’s Subsea Controls Engineer commented, “The C-Kore units worked great. They were so easy to use. We found the fault much quicker than we would have with our normal fault-finding techniques.”

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore added, “We are pleased to have again helped a repeat customer, this time on a fault-finding operation. The return of our clients is a tribute to our hard work and the added value our C-Kore units have on their deployment and fault-finding operations, saving them time and money. With our new TDR product coming out, we will also be able to locate the faults on other operations such as the testing of down-hole equipment.”

C-Kore Systems helping operator in Caspian region 2017-10-26T08:30:34+00:00

Down-Hole Testing added to C-Kore Systems Subsea Services

C-Kore Systems recently expanded the application of their subsea testing technology to down-hole testing.

The new application was tested on Total’s K5F field off the coast of the Netherlands. The C-Kore units helped locate the source of low IR on the down-hole system by plugging directly into the subsea Christmas tree, eliminating the need to use down-lines. The hand-held, pre-programmable units were easily installed by divers who located the fault quickly with limited diving time.

Thomas Schwerdtfeger, head of Subsea Controls for Total E&P Netherlands, “We were keen to test this relatively new technology in a new application to see if it would be as easy to use in a down-hole testing operation. The units proved to work very well, quickly assisting us in locating the source of the short.”

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore added, “It is nice to know that our customers are so pleased with our technology, that they come back with new applications to use it in. We’ve designed our technology to be easy to use, so it is only natural that we are finding more applications where our technology helps save our customers time and money.”

C-Kore Systems will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Advanced Subsea Power and Heating Cables for the Oil&Gas Industry in Edinburgh 27th and 28th of September. Come hear us talk!

Down-Hole Testing added to C-Kore Systems Subsea Services 2017-09-07T10:18:41+00:00

C-Kore Systems signs agreement with Shell for subsea technology

C-Kore Systems have developed a new subsea technology which will save the UKCS subsea industry time and money.

The new subsea technology was utilised on Shell’s Corrib field. The C-Kore units found the root cause of multiple IR faults, allowing the field to be brought back to full performance. The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools are used on both fault-finding and construction campaigns to confirm the health or find faults in all types of electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs, distribution units and down-hole sensors. They help return fields to efficient operation and reduce vessel time needed for installation and maintenance operations.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore said, “We are happy to be providing such a valuable service to our customers. Our tools simplify subsea testing, saving substantial money by reducing vessel times on operations.”

Tom Moore, Subsea & Pipelines Surveillance Team Lead of Shell UK commented, “The C-Kore technology has proved to be very valuable to Shell this last year. We used it on multiple campaigns, saving us considerable costs while giving us improved diagnostic capabilities.”

Shell UK has signed a supplier agreement with C-Kore Systems, a UK based company which will allow C-Kore Systems to quickly provide Shell with their patented C-Kore Subsea Testing tools.

C-Kore Systems signs agreement with Shell for subsea technology 2017-07-06T09:08:30+00:00

North Sea embraces C-Kore for fault-finding operations

C-Kore Systems recently deployed their subsea testing tools on three different fault-finding operations on the North Sea for three different UK customers. In each case C-Kore found the root cause of low IR faults, allowing the operators to return the field to health.

The C-Kore testing tools save customers significant money on fault-finding operations by automating and significantly speeding up the subsea testing process. The units are pre-programmed to test as chosen by the customer. They are quickly installed subsea and provide accurate results by removing the effects of down-lines, weather conditions and operator error in traditional testing equipment.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “It is nice to hear the compliments our customers give us not only on the ease of use of our equipment, but also the level of service we provide, both on and off-shore. More and more of our customers are using C-Kore as standard equipment when going offshore for low IR operations, saving significant money by reducing the testing time required.”

C-Kore Systems will be demonstrating our units at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen 20-22nd June. Stop by to see us!

North Sea embraces C-Kore for fault-finding operations 2017-06-16T10:34:05+00:00

C-Kore Systems verifies umbilical installation in the North Sea

C-Kore Systems have verified the installation of 3 new umbilicals in the North Sea for a major oil company. The field is one of the biggest subsea projects being developed in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The patented C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools were used both to prove cables subsea during installation and from the FPSO after hookup to the subsea control modules. Due to unique low-voltage IR testing technology, the C-Kore units allow testing of cables without requiring isolation of sensitive control modules electronics.
Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “This is another application of our technology proving to save our customers time and money by simplifying their offshore testing processes.”

The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools modernize subsea electrical testing by eliminating the need to use down-lines. The units provide quick and accurate data, confirming the health or finding faults in umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs, distribution units and even down-hole applications.

C-Kore Systems verifies umbilical installation in the North Sea 2017-04-27T10:49:10+00:00

C-Kore Systems delivers Subsea Testing unit to USA

C-Kore Systems delivered a C-Kore unit to a major integrated Oil and Gas Company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The unit will be used for fault finding on their assets in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “We are already working with many of the operators and installation contractors in the North Sea. It is satisfying to see our technology branching out into other sectors that will experience the same cost savings our other customers have.”
The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools are used on both fault-finding and construction campaigns to confirm the health or find faults in all types of electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units.
C-Kore Systems will be exhibiting at the Subsea Tieback Exhibition 21st – 23rd March in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Come and visit us.

C-Kore Systems delivers Subsea Testing unit to USA 2017-03-16T09:05:09+00:00

C-Kore Systems delivers units to Statoil

C-Kore Systems recently delivered two further C-Kore units to Statoil. The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools proved the insulation resistance and continuity of spare electrical cables located on the seabed that had no connection to topside equipment.

The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools are used on both fault-finding and construction campaigns to confirm the health or find faults in all types of electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “With our C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools, we offer our customers a new option when it comes to testing their equipment subsea. They no longer have to work with down-lines which are cumbersome to deploy and often give inaccurate readings. We always hear from customers how pleased they are with our C-Kore units because they are so easy to use, saving them a lot of money in the end.”

The units supply quick and accurate readings on the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines. C-Kore’s customers save a significant amount of money by greatly reducing their testing times, and thus vessel days needed for operations.

C-Kore Systems will be exhibiting at the Subsea Tieback Exhibition 21st – 23rd March in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Come and visit us.

C-Kore Systems delivers units to Statoil 2017-03-07T11:56:30+00:00

C-Kore awarded another PTTEP contract

C-Kore Systems has been awarded another contract by PTTEP Australasia to supply them with four C-Kore Subsea Monitoring tools for an offshore operation in Australian waters.

PTTEP has used the C-Kore devices on multiple deployments, and found “Offshore testing can be significantly simplified with this meter, and overall schedule reduced. This in turn would save substantial costs during offshore inspection and fault finding campaigns. The result of the test by the new technique is more reliable, consistent and cost effective method to confirm insulation resistance in a subsea cable system.”

The C-Kore units confirm the health or find faults in all electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units, both on the surface and seabed. They measure insulation resistance, continuity and more. C-Kore quickly finds faults in existing fields and proves new equipment during installation.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “We are closing out a very good year with customers coming back with repeat orders. It is nice to be seen as a value added partner by saving our customers time and money on their operations.”

C-Kore awarded another PTTEP contract 2017-01-05T14:13:05+00:00