C-Kore Systems has recently deployed their subsea testing tools units with Bibby Offshore for work on a field located in the North Sea. The use of the C-Kore’s units generated significant time savings, compared to previous testing performed from the platform.
The C-Kore Cable Monitor units are used on both commissioning and fault-finding campaigns to test the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines. Their new C-Kore Subsea TDR can also localize and identify any faults found.
Stuart Woolrich, Senior Project Engineer for Bibby Offshore commented, “We are pleased the way the C-Kore tools operated. Being small, they are easy to mobilize, deploy and use subsea. Once onsite, our divers were able to obtain quick results and successfully located the IR fault. In this case, the testing program was completed in a shorter timeframe and provided more flexibility to the program compared to sole platform testing.
Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore systems continued, “It is great to hear how pleased our customers are with our subsea testing tools. The money saved by reducing the testing times is so significant that our customers request our tools on further deployments they have planned.”