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.”