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C-Kore Systems crowned winner at Subsea UK Awards

C-Kore Systems was delighted to accept the Innovation & Technology Award at Subsea UK’s awards ceremony last night in Aberdeen. The awards dinner recognises companies and individuals who lead the way in Britain’s subsea sector.

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore Systems commented, “It’s gratifying to receive such amazing recognition for all the hard work the C-Kore team have put into developing and promoting new subsea technology.  C-Kore tools have really taken off since we originally released the Cable Monitor in 2015, followed by the subsea TDR and now our new Sensor Monitor.  It looks like 2019 is going to be a very busy year as we continue to solve our customers problems by saving them time and money and simplifying subsea testing.”

C-Kore Systems crowned winner at Subsea UK Awards2019-02-07T11:08:49+00:00

NEW C-Kore Sensor Monitor Tool increases safety around well-heads

C-Kore Systems are pleased to announce a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor. The Sensor Monitor can be used in decommissioning, fault-finding and construction campaigns to provide feedback from subsea sensors, such as wellhead pressures and temperatures, even when a subsea datalink is not available.

During decommissioning or construction, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor can be used to ensure well head pressures are within safe limits for divers and prevent unintended release of hydrocarbons into the environment. For fault-finding campaigns, it is deployed to diagnose faulty sensors without using downlines and prevent unnecessary and expensive sensor change-outs.

The C-Kore Sensor Monitor allows for fast, automated reading of subsea sensors. It supports an extensive range of pressure, temperature, positional and other sensors, and does not require any subsea infrastructure or downlines to operate. The design of the Sensor Monitor follows C-Kore’s principles for all their tools: make subsea testing simple.

Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems commented, “We were approached by an existing customer, a major operator who uses our C-Kore Cable Monitors, with a requirement to test well-head sensors. We developed the Sensor Monitor to provide a simple, stand-alone solution for reading subsea sensors, even if the SCM is not present or communicating. Obviously, this is also the perfect tool for fault-finding sensors. It can be used when the operator does not know if the fault is in the sensor, EFL or SCM and doesn’t want to change-out a sensor unnecessarily.”

C-Kore Systems are showcasing their new C-Kore Sensor Monitor at Subsea Expo next week in Aberdeen, where we are also nominated for the Innovation & Technology Award. Come visit us on stand 37!

For further information on our innovative subsea testing technology, please visit our website, www.c-kore.com.

NEW C-Kore Sensor Monitor Tool increases safety around well-heads2019-01-31T13:07:09+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 Sea2019-01-07T13:35:57+00:00

C-Kore Systems welcomes Mats Ekstrøm

C-Kore Systems is delighted to announce Mats Ekstrøm has joined the company to represent C-Kore as Sales Manager – Scandinavia.

Mats has over 30 years of experience in the offshore oil & gas sector, starting his career with Sutec as Service Manager and then working for Dolphin AS as Technical Manager.  The past 20 years Mats worked for MacArtney Norge AS, starting as the Sales Manager and Technical Manager, before moving to Systems Sales Manager and finally Managing Director.

Mats Ekstrøm commented, “I am very excited to be working with the C-Kore team to support the Scandinavian market with their versatile subsea testing tools. The principles of their cost-saving tools fits extremely well with the wishes of the Scandinavian market, reduce costs and the carbon footprint of subsea operations.”

Tim Overfield, Managing Director of C-Kore Systems added, “We are delighted to welcome Mats to our team.  With his knowledge and contacts within the Scandinavian oil & gas market, we are convinced he will succeed in bringing our cost-saving technology to the market.”

C-Kore Systems welcomes Mats Ekstrøm2018-12-14T12:56:48+00:00

C-Kore Systems launches new in-line testing tools

C-Kore Systems are proud to announce a new ‘in-line’ version of their C-Kore subsea testing tools. The streamlined design makes it possible to connect into hard-to access equipment, such as cylindrical UTAs or high-density connector layouts. Eight of the new units have just been delivered for a fault-finding operation in the North Sea with a major operator.

C-Kore’s Subsea testing tools save customers time and money on new installation projects and fault-finding operations by simplifying the subsea testing process. The compact Cable Monitor tests the health of electrical lines by measuring the insulation resistance and continuity. The Subsea TDR identifies faults along electrical lines with a precision of 10cm.

Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems commented: “Many of our customers have access issues with their subsea equipment. There just isn’t enough space. In the past we’ve resorted to extension whips but this introduces another variable in the measurements. With our new in-line units we can now plug directly into the equipment even when clearance is tight, ensuring accurate readings. Our philosophy is to overcome obstacles with simple easy-to-use products, which is exactly what the new design does.”

C-Kore Systems will be presenting and exhibiting at the Subsea Controls Down Under conference in Perth 23rd-24th October. Please stop by if you are attending. For further information on our innovative subsea testing technology, please visit our website, www.c-kore.com.

C-Kore Systems launches new in-line testing tools2018-10-12T12:57:01+00:00

C-Kore’s 100th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems, has recently celebrated the deployment of its 100th C-Kore unit. This milestone was reached on a fault-finding campaign with a major oil company in the North Sea.

The units have simplified subsea testing in over 30 different fields worldwide and helped both major oil companies and their installation contractors on installation/construction and fault-finding campaigns. The easy-to-use units save customers time and money by considerably reducing the time needed for electrical testing, providing quick and accurate insulation resistance and continuity measurements of electrical lines.

Over 20 new assets have been installed subsea worldwide. The low-voltage testing technology even allows safe measurement of sensitive electronic equipment and SCMs. The compact size of the units allows for quick movement through subsea fields in fault-finding operations, locating over 30 faults to date. The time savings are significant with one customer even saving 5 vessel days in a single campaign!

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “This success is a great testament to our game changing technology and hard work. Keeping the units simple to use, while giving quick and accurate test results saves our customers a lot of money. The fact that our customers repeatedly come back with new deployment opportunities for our technology really proves their added value.”

C-Kore’s 100th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed2017-11-28T09:53:18+00:00

C-Kore’s Subsea Technology expands to West Africa assisted by VAYCO Oil Tools & Cranium Engineering

C-Kore Systems, a UK based company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VAYCO Oil Tools to promote their C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools in Nigeria and other West Africa countries.

The C-Kore testing tools save customers significant time and money on installation/commissioning campaigns and 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.

Mike McVay, Managing Director of VAYCO Oil Tools, stated: “We look forward to working closely with C-Kore Systems to bring their umbilical measurement and diagnostic technology to the West African market, assisted by our local JV partner Cranium Engineering, based in Nigeria. Our aim is to replicate the success C-Kore System have had in Europe and the Americas by offering C-Kore’s unique technology together with our existing Subsea hardware product line and services to provide customers with added value and significant cost savings.”

Sola Adekunle, CEO of Cranium Engineering Ltd. added: “Cranium is excited about deploying this New Technology for the first time in Nigeria and across West Africa, adding direct value to our clients’ bottom line by simplifying Integrity Monitoring, thereby reducing Operating Costs and Production Deferment. Cranium is a Specialist Engineering Service Provider and VAYCO Oil Tools with their partnership with C-Kore is a perfect fit into Cranium’s portfolio of Innovative Solutions for Deepwater players.”

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore said, “This is an exciting step for C-Kore Systems. We are pleased to be working with VAYCO Oil Tools and their local Nigerian partner, Cranium Engineering. Our C-Kore Subsea Testing technology offers great savings to operators, especially in the deep-water applications in the West African region.”

C-Kore’s Subsea Technology expands to West Africa assisted by VAYCO Oil Tools & Cranium Engineering2017-11-15T10:10:27+00:00

C-Kore is certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard

C-Kore Systems Ltd. has been approved and certified by TÜV (UK) as conforming to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard in Quality Management System.  The scope of the certification is: “The design, manufacture and through-life engineering services of subsea measurement instruments.”

Tim Overfield, Managing Director of C-Kore Systems Ltd. said: “We are delighted to have received ISO 9001:2015 certification as it illustrates to our customers, suppliers and partners that C-Kore Systems Ltd. is committed to continually improving all aspects of its business.  Furthermore, it demonstrates that in order to be the default tool for field testing of subsea umbilicals, cables and equipment by the World’s leading Oil and Gas companies, we continue our investment in quality, design, technology, resources and business processes.  The new quality standard, with its increased requirements is an external recognition of our Quality Policy to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our products and services.”

C-Kore is certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard2017-04-27T10:49:39+00:00