Deployment

C-Kore supports Total with subsea testing operations in the North Sea

C-Kore Systems deployed their Subsea Testing tools on Total’s Greater Laggan Area, West of Shetland to perform electrical testing on the field’s umbilicals. With the fast and accurate data provided by C-Kore’s Subsea TDR, discontinuities were quickly located, saving time and money compared to traditional subsea testing techniques.

The C-Kore Subsea Testing tools are used by operators and contractors worldwide on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns. The tools provide quick feedback, saving customers money by reducing the time needed to perform subsea tests. The autonomous units also require no extra personnel offshore.

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “Our Subsea TDR tool has proven to be very valuable to our customers and the detailed information it provides is not achievable with any other measuring equipment. We have kept operation simple, in line with our entire design philosophy. In this day and age, automating the testing process to deploy with fewer personnel on the vessels is key.”

C-Kore received two prestigious awards in 2019. In February they won the Subsea UK Innovation and Technology award, and in April they won the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category.

C-Kore supports Total with subsea testing operations in the North Sea2020-08-14T10:33:17+00:00

C-Kore deploys on multiple operations in Australian waters

C-Kore Systems has completed a succession of deployments with an operator in offshore WA Australia. The C-Kore units quickly identified and localised anomalies in the subsea infrastructure saving time and money on the subsea campaign while ensuring the operator gained accurate information to inform the field’s maintenance program. With the automated C-Kore units, no additional offshore personnel were needed to perform the testing.

The C-Kore Subsea Testing tools are used by operators and contractors worldwide on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns. The tools provide quick feedback, saving customers money by reducing the time needed to perform subsea tests.

A Subsea Engineer for the operator commented, “We were very pleased with C-Kore’s excellent service and the quick and accurate data their Cable Monitor and Subsea TDR gave. The results achieved could not be obtained using conventional test equipment. With our most recent mobilisation during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a relief we didn’t need to send any personnel offshore with the equipment.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore added, “It is great to be able to work so closely with this operator. Their repeated business is testimony to the strong working relationships we build up with our customers and the time and money our technology saves. We were delighted that we could successfully perform measurements on this campaign that had been unsuccessful with conventional testing equipment. With the difficulties of getting people offshore due to COVID-19, it is an added benefit that our equipment can be used without any extra offshore personnel.”

C-Kore deploys on multiple operations in Australian waters2020-07-24T07:43:31+00:00

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore units again in Nigeria

C-Kore Systems completed a successful campaign offshore Nigeria with VAYCO Oil tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering. The operation for a major oil operator in over 1,000m water depth allowed rapid testing of umbilicals and electrical flying leads (EFLs) for regulatory compliance and immediate rectification of subsea faults, saving significant man hours and vessel time. Being automated, the C-Kore units also reduce the number of personnel needed offshore.

C-Kore’s subsea testing units are used on both asset integrity and installation operations to verify the health of subsea electrical systems. The Cable Monitor unit tests the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical line while the Subsea TDR unit localises faults with an accuracy of around 20cm. The new Sensor Monitor unit reads subsea sensors without needing a Subsea Control Module.

Sola Adekunle, CEO of Cranium Engineering said, “Our customer was pleased with how the C-Kore units operated, and the excellent service provided. We were able to get data that would have been impossible using traditional methods, improving asset integrity whilst saving the customer money on both man hours and on vessel time. The additional safety and operational benefits of having a simple, automated system where no extra offshore personnel is required was valuable in sustaining operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore Systems commented, “We are very happy to work again with VAYCO and Cranium Engineering. Our technology has proven to save time and money for our customers and our “Keep-it-Simple” design philosophy allows easy and reliable testing without the need for specialist offshore personnel.”

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore units again in Nigeria2020-06-08T10:34:40+00:00

C-Kore’s 300th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 300th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the north-west coast of Australia.

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing units have gained worldwide acceptance with both operators and contractors for the cost-savings the tools provide, the reduction in personnel required for testing and the simplification they bring to subsea operations.

So far C-Kore tools have been responsible for the installation of 30 assets (umbilicals) and have been used to find more than 100 faults in existing subsea fields. The company is pleased to have continued to grow its customer base to over 40 clients by combining cost-saving technology with exceptional customer service.

The company supplies a range of tools. The C-Kore Cable Monitor units saves customers significant time and money by providing quick and accurate readings on the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines. The Subsea TDR unit can localise a fault with an accuracy of 10cm, and the Sensor Monitor can read well-head sensors directly, without a controls package.

C-Kore received two prestigious awards in 2019. In February they won the Subsea UK Innovation and Technology award, and in April they won the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category.

C-Kore’s 300th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed2020-04-20T10:51:35+00:00

Successful C-Kore deployment on GGA area

C-Kore Systems have completed another successful deployment in the North Sea, on the Greater Guillemot Area field, with the help of the C-Kore subsea testing tools.

Faulty elements in the subsea network were diagnosed and replaced within 24 hours of the start of the fault-finding campaign. The GGA area is operated by Dana Petroleum with partner Tailwind.

C-Kore’s compact Cable Monitor Units are used on fault-finding operations and installation campaigns to test the health of electrical lines by measuring the insulation resistance and electrical continuity. With their Subsea TDR units, faults can be localised with an accuracy of 10cm in the cables. C-Kore has recently brought out their new Sensor Monitor that can read subsea wellhead gauges and other subsea sensors directly without a control module or datalink present.

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore Systems added, “We have invested considerable time designing our units to be versatile while remaining very easy to operate. Before work even begins, we work closely with our customers to ensure the tools and testing methodology are optimised for their work scope, with the aim of ensuring testing is as efficient and effective as possible.”

Successful C-Kore deployment on GGA area2019-08-21T13:16:12+00:00

Another successful C-Kore deployment in Australian waters

C-Kore Systems has successfully completed another offshore campaign off the West Australian North West Shelf.  C-Kore’s subsea testing tools quickly located the faulty subsea equipment allowing it to be replaced to make the field operational again.

C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used on fault-finding operations to quickly evaluate the health of the subsea equipment.  Their Cable Monitor tool measures the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines. When used in conjunction with the Subsea TDR tool, faults can be localised with a precision of 10cm.

Stephen Leung, Subsea Controls Engineer commented, “Our customer was extremely pleased how the C-Kore units worked.  We were able to quickly locate and replace the faulty equipment much quicker than traditional testing methods.  The training and support provided by the C-Kore team was exceptional.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore Systems added, “With our tools being so small, we can quickly deploy our units to our customers no matter where they are located.  We take great pride in providing the best service with customised training and 24hr support.  It is very satisfying to hear such great reviews from our customers!”

Another successful C-Kore deployment in Australian waters2020-05-04T15:00:59+00:00

C-Kore’s 200th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the recent deployment of their 200th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred during an umbilical installation operation off the coast of Australia.

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing units have gained worldwide acceptance with both oil and gas operators and contractors for construction campaigns, fault-finding operations, and with the release of the new Sensor Monitor unit, decommissioning projects.

The C-Kore Cable Monitor units save customers significant time and money by providing quick and accurate readings on the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines. The Subsea TDR unit can localise a fault with an accuracy of 10cm, and the Sensor Monitor can read well-head sensors directly, without a controls package.

C-Kore’s customer base has grown to over 35 clients in a few short years, due to their cost-saving technology combined with exceptional customer service. Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore commented, “We pride ourselves in working closely with our customers to really make the subsea testing process simple. With close relationships, we have developed new tools to help our customers, such as our Subsea TDR and Sensor Monitor.”

C-Kore recently received two awards. In February they won the Subsea UK 2019 Innovation and Technology award, and most recently they won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the Innovation category.

Greg continued, “It is great to receive the recognition of our hard work and technology. To date we have found more than 55 faults in subsea networks and confirmed installation of more than 25 new umbilicals for customers world-wide. We’re excited to keep innovating, building on the success of our first few years, and most importantly, to keep solving our customers problems.”

C-Kore’s 200th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed2019-06-06T12:04:48+00:00

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore Cable Monitor Units in Africa for first time

C-Kore systems recently completed their first deployment with VAYCO Oil Tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering on an asset integrity verification operation for a major oil operator off the coast of Nigeria. The C-Kore units saved vessel time and deferment on the deployment, proving the integrity of the entire network from a single location.

C-Kore’s Cable Monitor Units are used on asset integrity and installation operations to test subsea umbilicals’ electrical line health, including insulation resistance and continuity measurement. With C-Kore’s new Subsea TDR units, any faults discovered can also be localised and categorised.

Sola Adekunle, CEO of Cranium Engineering said, “Our first C-Kore deployment in deep water Nigeria is in line with our mission to provide technology driven, cost-saving, safe and effective solutions across Africa. Our customer was extremely pleased with how the C-Kore units worked. Traditional testing equipment would have been time consuming and much more tedious. The C-Kore units saved a lot of testing time and were very easy to use.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore Systems commented, “We are excited to work with VAYCO and Cranium Engineering to introduce our technology into this new region. It is very satisfying to get such great reviews from a new customer, highlighting our design philosophy of simplifying subsea testing.”

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore Cable Monitor Units in Africa for first time2020-05-04T15:01:20+00:00

C-Kore supports Shell with subsea testing in the North Sea

C-Kore Systems recently deployed their Cable Monitor subsea testing units in the North Sea to monitor the installation of a new umbilical in Shell’s Nelson field.

The health of the umbilical was constantly monitored and data-logged during the entire installation process from load-out to lay. This gave constant assurance that the cable remained in good health throughout the campaign and was installed successfully on the seabed without damage.

C-Kore’s Cable Monitor Units are used on fault-finding and installation operations worldwide to test electrical line health, including insulation resistance and continuity measurement. With C-Kore’s new Subsea TDR units, any faults discovered can also be localised and categorised.

Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems commented, “We are pleased to continue to work closely with Shell on many campaigns, including this new installation project. The C-Kore units have again proved their value, saving Shell money by automating the entire measurement process and eliminating time consuming old-fashioned testing methods.”

C-Kore supports Shell with subsea testing in the North Sea2020-05-04T15:01:59+00:00

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing Units used by Bibby Offshore in East Irish Sea

C-Kore Systems recently delivered C-Kore Subsea Testing Units to Bibby Offshore for use on a fault-finding campaign in the East Irish Sea. The units quickly located the source of low IR on the field and reduced the testing time needed when compared to traditional testing methods.
The C-Kore Subsea Testing units are becoming the tool of choice by operators and installation contractors to monitor the health of electrical systems on both new installation projects and fault-finding campaigns.

Trevor Mackie Lead Engineer for Bibby Offshore commented, “The C-Kore units again proved their benefit for subsea IR testing. Our divers were able to use these small units to efficiently locate and confirm the fault. The offshore support was excellent, with the onboard technician providing a comprehensive briefing to the divers on the operation of the unit and answering any queries.”

Greg Smith, Technical Manager for C-Kore Systems continues, “It‘s great to continually get such good feedback from our customers. Our tools were designed to be easy to use, compact and automated. We make the subsea testing simple, saving our customers time and money on their offshore operations.”

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing Units used by Bibby Offshore in East Irish Sea2018-09-24T13:59:41+00:00