Halfwave – Oil and gas pipeline inspection technology company has been awarded four contract wins for subsea inspection within the first half of 2019, seeing its ROV mounted ARTEMIS device utilized on major oilfield projects around the world. The device, which makes use of Acoustic Resonance Expertise to offer wall thickness inspection of the subsea property, has been deployed offshore within the Gulf of Mexico by a serious multi-national operator. It’s used to inspect an unpiggable 8” coated pipeline located in ultra-deep-water of 7,874 ft. (2,400 m.)
The technology has additionally been used in Norwegian waters to investigate a 12” piggyback pipeline for AkerBP and can be used to inspect a concrete coated pipeline for an Australian operator. Lastly, ARTEMIS will perform a reinspection of 6”, 10” and 14” subsea flowlines for its consumer DOF Subsea in Australia, the place the data collected will be used to extend the expected life of the sphere.
Paul Cooper, Halfwave CEO, mentioned, “These major contracts show Acoustic Resonance Technology is quick changing into the preferred technology for pipeline inspection. It’s the most cost-effective method of inspecting coated, unpiggable risers, flowlines pipelines, and the high accuracy of the results are proven to be important for the operator that intends to increase the operational life cycle of their pipelines. These undertaking awards exhibit the anticipated high industry acceptance and market adoption of Acoustic Resonance Technology.”
ARTEMIS is a highly accurate inspection software which overcomes the standard limitations of conventional inspection strategies. The acoustic alerts are confirmed to transmit by coatings and floor deposits much more effectively than traditional nondestructive inspection methods. With its unique sensor design, it is ready to carry out a full circumferential scan in less than 15 minutes with parallel stay analysis.
Its unique design requires restricted dredging, and it’s specifically designed with a fast interface that allows for simple integration with all related ROVs in the market. With minimal or no adjustment in some circumstances, the ARTEMIS will be modified to inspection variations of pipeline diameters.