Deployment

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

C-Kore complete successful deployment in North Sea

C-Kore Systems completed a successful campaign with a major oil operator in the North Sea. The C-Kore tools rapidly located the source of low IR on the field and allowed the operator to quickly confirm the health of the rest of the system.

C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used by operators and installation contractors around the world on both fault-finding operations and new installation campaigns. 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.

A Senior Subsea Engineer for the operator commented, “We were very pleased how well the C-Kore units worked, and the great support C-Kore Systems provided. The tools are so easy to use, we didn’t need any extra personnel offshore. The testing was completed very quickly enabling us to work out the rest of our maintenance strategy.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “It was great to have such a successful campaign, being able to perform all the testing so quickly. Our tools are living up to their reputation – easy to use while giving fast accurate results!”

C-Kore complete successful deployment in North Sea2021-11-26T09:51:02+00:00

C-Kore deploys with Australian operator to test downhole gauges

C-Kore Systems has finished a series of deployments with an Australian operator to perform detailed measurements of downhole gauges. The C-Kore Subsea TDR unit verified the downhole connections and cables, providing quick and accurate information on the location of anomalies. The information gained would be difficult or impossible to measure using traditional testing methods and allows the operator to learn lessons for future well installation campaigns.

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 perform rapid subsea measurement, saving customers money by reducing the vessel time needed to perform subsea testing. The autonomous units also require no extra personnel offshore.

A Subsea Engineer from the Australian operator commented, “We were very pleased how the Subsea TDR units worked. After initial testing of equipment in our workshop, we deployed on multiple offshore mobilisations to test several subsea wells. The detail in the results was better than we anticipated, giving very accurate information. For future drilling campaigns we would like to use the Subsea TDR units to get baseline readings on all our wells.”

Greg Smith, General Manager of C-Kore commented further, “As downhole testing is a new application for our technology, we were delighted with the high-quality results our customer obtained. We have designed the units to be easy to use but very versatile, enabling our customers to use our tools in new scenarios but still without any C-Kore personnel offshore. We’re very pleased to build such a strong working relationship with our customer and look forward to assisting them further in the future.”

C-Kore deploys with Australian operator to test downhole gauges2021-11-26T09:51:03+00:00

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 Sea2021-11-26T09:51:03+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 waters2021-11-26T09:51:03+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 Nigeria2021-11-26T09:51:04+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 Deployed2021-11-26T09:51:26+00:00
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