Risk Based Subsea Inspection Planning and Integrity Management by use of FiGS sensor

Hallem, Håkon; Force Technology; Norway

Grytten, L.E.; Force Technology; Norway
Øvergård, T.; Force Technology; Norway
Hallem, H.; Force Technology; Norway

ID: ECNDT-0068-2018
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Session: Oil & Gas 3
Room: H2
Date: 2018-06-12
Time: 09:40 - 10:00

FORCE Technology have more than 20 years experience within corrosion management, and are applying our innovative tool, FiGS® to revolutionize subsea CP (Cathodic Protection) inspection and integrity management. FiGS® data combined with FORCE Technology in-house CP computer modelling software, provide our clients with status and life expectancy of the CP systems, opening up for a risk based approach to subsea inspection planning and corrosion management. Thus, moving away from today’s scheme where operators are performing periodic inspections based on fixed intervals. The technology can be applied for both buried and exposed items, and combined with FORCE Technology’s experience and expertise in the field of corrosion management, provide the operators full overview of the integrity of their subsea fields, and deliver the status and confidence needed to make qualified and cost effective decisions in order to be ahead of unforeseen scenarios in the operational phase. The FiGS sensor is a non-contact inspection method, mounted on an ROV, AUV or AIV during the inspection. It can be used for all kinds of structures in seawater, comprizing pipelines (exposed and burried), jackets, risers, anchor chains, templates, hulls etc. The sensor is extremely sensitive compared to other techniques used for CP inspection. The sensor is developed since 2007 in cooperation with Statoil, Shell and Gassco. 2017 is the first full-commercial year, and the sensor-system is fully booked throughout 2017. More information can be found on the website; www.figs.no
FORCE won Materials Performance award for “Corrosion Innovation of the year” for FiGS at NACE, New Orleans in 2017.