C-Kore mobilises on North Sea Campaign

C-Kore Systems recently completed a successful campaign on a subsea oil field located in the North Sea.  The C-Kore tools were used to test the electrical integrity of the subsea assets, giving quick feedback to the operator for their maintenance decisions on the field.

C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used by operators and installation contractors around the world on both installation campaigns and fault-finding operations.  The Cable Monitor unit confirms the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines while the Subsea TDR unit localises anomalies within 20cm.  With C-Kore’s automated units and on-line training, no extra offshore support is needed to run the equipment.

The Lead Subsea Controls Engineer for the customer commented, “We were very impressed with the Subsea TDR unit, being the first time we used it.  It provided very good insight into the state of our subsea equipment.  We will definitely be looking to use it again in the future.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “Our Subsea TDR units are getting very good results in the field.  It is satisfying to see all our efforts redesigning a traditionally complex tool into a unit very simple to use is getting such great reviews from our customers.  We also look forward to deploying our latest tool, the Subsea Optical TDR later in the summer on another mobilisation.”

C-Kore mobilises on North Sea Campaign2022-07-28T12:08:24+00:00

C-Kore completes successful campaign for Australian operator

C-Kore Systems successfully completed a fault-finding operation in Australian waters.  The Cable Monitor units helped the operation run smoothly by providing quick and accurate measurements of insulation resistance for the subsea system.

C-Kore Systems has a range of subsea testing tools used globally by operators and contractors on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns.  The tools are easy to deploy and are operated without the need for C-Kore personnel being present, providing rapid and accurate feedback.  This combination of simplicity, accuracy and reliability introduces significant operational savings to testing campaigns.

The Subsea Manager for the Australian operator commented, “We were very pleased how well the operation was performed.  As the C-Kore units are so easy to use and always provide quick, accurate results, the C-Kore units have become an integral part of our offshore operations.”

The Project Engineer commented further, “C-Kore continue to support us well on our offshore operations.  The C-Kore units do exactly what they are supposed to do, providing good quality results quickly.  Along with their great customer support, C-Kore really is simplifying subsea testing.”

Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore added, “We are delighted our C-Kore units add so much value to our customer’s operations.  This is exactly how we designed the units: extremely easy to use, while providing customers with accurate data on their subsea equipment.  We look forward to working with our Australian customers on many more operations in the future.”

C-Kore completes successful campaign for Australian operator2022-04-14T10:50:44+00:00

C-Kore’s 500th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is proud to announce the deployment of their 500th subsea testing tools. This milestone event occurred for a fault-finding campaign in Australian waters, one of C-Kore’s largest markets.

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 offshore personnel required for testing and the simplification they bring to subsea operations.

So far C-Kore tools have been responsible for the installation of 40 assets (umbilicals) and have been used to find more than 200 faults in existing subsea fields. The company is pleased to have continued to grow its customer base to over 50 clients by combining cost-saving technology with exceptional customer service.

The company supplies a range of testing 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 localises faults with an accuracy of 15cm, and the Sensor Monitor can read well-head sensors directly, without a controls package. C-Kore’s latest development, an optical TDR unit will be available for deployment in 2022.

C-Kore Systems is the recipient of both a Subsea UK Innovation and Technology award and twice the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in both the Innovation and Export categories.

C-Kore’s 500th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed2022-01-07T09:43:44+00:00

C-Kore celebrates successful umbilical monitoring campaign with Vår Energi in Norway

C-Kore Systems successfully completed an umbilical monitoring campaign for Vår Energi on their Balder Future project in Norway. The C-Kore Cable Monitor units were used to test the insulation resistance and continuity of the umbilical electrical lines during installation. With their automated test routine, the C-Kore units quickly and repeatedly tested and data-logged measurements of cable integrity, reducing the testing time required.

C-Kore Systems has a range of subsea testing tools used globally by operators and contractors on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns. The tools are easy to deploy and are operated without the need for C-Kore personnel being present, providing rapid and accurate feedback. This combination of simplicity, accuracy and reliability introduces significant operational savings to testing campaigns.

Bart Maas, Commissioning Engineer for Vår Energi commented, “Balder Future is an important project located in a key growth area in the North Sea. It will extend expected production of oil and gas beyond 2045 and is an example of our long-term commitment in the area. We are very happy how the units worked on our installation campaigns. The units enable verification prior to, during and after installation and enable future verification / comparison of results in a robust and effective manner. They are very easy to use and give the results we needed quickly.”

Cynthia Pikaar, Sales & Marketing Manager of C-Kore commented further, “It is nice to be working on this project in Norway with Vår Energi. With an increasing number of orders for umbilical monitoring during installation campaigns, operators understand the value our testing tools offer, automating and datalogging the results. The units are so simple to use so no extra personnel are needed offshore, an added benefit during the current covid pandemic. We look forward to working with Vår Energi again on their next installation campaign.”

C-Kore celebrates successful umbilical monitoring campaign with Vår Energi in Norway2021-12-21T10:47:31+00:00

C-Kore signs first Brazilian contract with TechnipFMC for Petrobras’ Mero 1 Project

C-Kore Systems recently signed a contract with TechnipFMC in Brazil for delivery of their sub-sea testing tools for the Mero 1 project, in which Petrobras (40%) acts as Operator of the Libra Consortium, formed by the companies Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%), with Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA, as the manager of the Production Sharing Contract. The C-Kore tools will be used to perform the subsea electrical verification of the umbilicals after installation.

C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used by operators and installation contractors around the world on both installation campaigns and fault-finding operations. The Cable Monitor unit con-firms the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines while the Subsea TDR unit localizes anomalies within 20cm. With C-Kore’s automated units and on-line training, no extra offshore support is needed to run the equipment.

Diego Baraldi, Sales Manager – South America for C-Kore commented, “We are very happy to be working on this important installation project with TechnipFMC. The C-Kore tools have been designed to be extremely easy to use. Not only saving customers time and money by providing better data faster, but also reducing the need for extra offshore personnel, an added benefit during the covid pandemic.”

Cynthia Pikaar, Sales Manager for C-Kore continued, “It is exciting to be expanding our services into the Brazilian market, which is a testament to the C-Kore technology. We are confident the Brazilian operators and contractors will experience the same advantages as our other customers around the world. We look forward to the successful deployment.”

C-Kore signs first Brazilian contract with TechnipFMC for Petrobras’ Mero 1 Project2021-11-26T09:50:49+00:00

C-Kore quickly locates subsea faults offshore Australia

C-Kore Systems successfully executed an electrical fault-finding campaign on a subsea field offshore Australia.  Both the C-Kore Cable Monitor units (IR) and Subsea TDR units were used to test the subsea electrical control system and identify the precise location of insulation resistance faults.  The ease of deployment from the ROV, equipment reliability, and the quick and accurate results provided by the C-Kore units allowed the operator to efficiently locate line faults and initiate repairs, ensuring the campaign was a great success.

C-Kore Systems has a range of subsea testing tools used globally by operators and contractors on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns.  The tools are easy to deploy, do not require ROV interface modifications, are operated without the need of C-Kore personnel to be present, and provide quick and accurate feedback.  This combination of simplicity, accuracy and reliability introduces significant operational savings to testing campaigns.

The operator’s Principal Subsea Engineer commented, “C-Kore’s testing units did everything we needed simply and efficiently – they are excellent kit. The Subsea TDR was easy to operate, interpret and gave very accurate results.  We look forward to using the tools again on future mobilisations.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “It’s gratifying to see the Subsea TDR, like the other C-Kore tools before it, consistently receiving great reviews from our customers.  Keeping the units simple to use, yet versatile is key to our design philosophy.  With the current pandemic, it’s often crucial for our customers that no extra offshore personnel are needed when deploying C-Kore units, not even with the Subsea TDR.  We very much look forward to working with this operator on future Australian campaigns.”

C-Kore quickly locates subsea faults offshore Australia2021-11-26T09:50:55+00:00

C-Kore Expands its Horizons

The reputation of C-Kore subsea test tools for quickly and accurately locating existing faults in subsea circuits, and for monitoring the integrity of new umbilicals during installation, continues to spread around the globe.   Over recent months the UK based company, C-Kore Systems Ltd, has been delighted to add Angola, China, Canada, and Israel to the list of countries where their tools have been successfully deployed.

Customers in more than 20 countries are now benefiting from the robust performance of the devices which were developed to help oil & gas operators and contractors reduce expensive subsea intervention time. The most recent deployments have involved both C-Kore’s Cable Monitor tool, which tests the insulation and continuity integrity of subsea circuits, and their Subsea Time Domain Reflectometer, which can pin-point the location along the cable where the fault has occurred.

Building on a well-established position in their domestic market as the leader in subsea cable test equipment, C-Kore has seen its export markets flourish in recent years and the company won their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2021, this time in the international trade category.

The compact size and versatility of the C-Kore tools make them readily transportable. At a time of a global pandemic and severely restricted international travel, the simplicity of operation has made the tools an obvious choice for time-critical interventions in all corners of the world. The comprehensive training provided by C-Kore prior to the subsea mission, together with the intuitive user interface, has enabled customers in all countries to use the tools efficiently and successfully without mobilising specialist personnel from the UK. This has resulted in both a significant cost saving for the customer and a reduction in carbon footprint.

C-Kore Expands its Horizons2021-11-26T09:50:56+00:00

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore units again in Nigeria

C-Kore Systems recently completed another successful campaign with VAYCO Oil tools and their Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering for a major oil operator offshore Nigeria. The C-Kore tools were used to test the electrical integrity of the subsea assets. With their quick results, the C-Kore tools insured minimum interruptions to the field, reducing the vessel time on the operation while not requiring any additional personnel 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.

Sola Adekunle, CEO of Cranium Engineering commented, “Our customer was extremely pleased how easy the C-Kore units were to use. The high quality of the data they quickly provided minimised the downtime on the field. With the added benefit of being automated, the C-Kore tools also reduced the number of offshore personnel needed, which is extremely helpful in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems continued, “We are pleased to be working with VAYCO and Cranium Engineering again in Nigeria. We designed our C-Kore tools to be easy to use while still retrieving high quality data. With the automated testing, our customers save money by reducing the testing time required on their offshore operations.”

C-Kore Systems is celebrating winning their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the International Trade category.

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore units again in Nigeria2021-11-26T09:51:01+00:00

C-Kore’s 400th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 400th subsea testing tool. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the coast of Angola.

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 offshore 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 150 faults in existing subsea fields. The company is pleased to have continued to grow its customer base to over 50 clients by combing cost-saving technology with exceptional customer service.

The company supplies a range of testing 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 15cm, and the Sensor Monitor can read well-head sensors directly, without a controls package.

C-Kore Systems is the recipient of both a Subsea UK Innovation and Technology award and the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category.

C-Kore’s 400th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed2021-11-26T09:51:02+00:00

C-Kore signs first contract for Chinese mobilisation

C-Kore Systems has recently signed their first contract for delivery of their subsea monitoring tools for a Chinese operation. The C-Kore tools will be used to perform subsea testing on the main umbilical before tying back into the existing structures.

C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used by operators and installation contractors around the world on both installation campaigns and fault-finding operations.  The Cable Monitor unit confirms the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines while the Subsea TDR unit localises anomalies within 20cm. With C-Kore’s automated units and on-line training, no extra offshore support is needed to run the equipment.

Cynthia Pikaar, Sales and Marketing Manager of C-Kore commented, “We are very happy to be working on this important installation project with our Chinese customer. We have worked hard to ensure our solutions fit the customer’s needs. With our technology being used by operators all over the globe to simplify their subsea testing, we are excited to be expanding into China.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “It is great that our technology is branching out into the Chinese market. We have developed our tools to be easy to use with no offshore engineer required. This is a big advantage in the current market when travel is restricted due to the pandemic. We look forward to the successful deployment.”

C-Kore signs first contract for Chinese mobilisation2021-11-26T09:51:02+00:00
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