C-Kore Systems recently expanded the application of their subsea testing technology to down-hole testing.
The new application was tested on Total’s K5F field off the coast of the Netherlands. The C-Kore units helped locate the source of low IR on the down-hole system by plugging directly into the subsea Christmas tree, eliminating the need to use down-lines. The hand-held, pre-programmable units were easily installed by divers who located the fault quickly with limited diving time.
Thomas Schwerdtfeger, head of Subsea Controls for Total E&P Netherlands, “We were keen to test this relatively new technology in a new application to see if it would be as easy to use in a down-hole testing operation. The units proved to work very well, quickly assisting us in locating the source of the short.”
Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore added, “It is nice to know that our customers are so pleased with our technology, that they come back with new applications to use it in. We’ve designed our technology to be easy to use, so it is only natural that we are finding more applications where our technology helps save our customers time and money.”
C-Kore Systems will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Advanced Subsea Power and Heating Cables for the Oil&Gas Industry in Edinburgh 27th and 28th of September. Come hear us talk!