Contract success for industrial technology provider in North America
Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, will provide its Discovery™ technology over the coming months to two supermajors, one of the largest privately owned exploration and production companies in the US, as well as a high-profile energy company, recognised as a leader in carbon management. The technology, which has been designed to allow owner operators to gain enhanced understanding of a pipeline, its coating and process fluid, all whilst being fully operational, will be deployed across major projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
Developed with subsea CT scanning technology – commonly used for non-invasive medical diagnostics – Discovery™ provides critical flow assurance and pipeline integrity data without the need for production interference, coating removal and, in real time. With detailed, high-resolution tomographic images of the pipe wall thickness and contents, the Discovery™ technology will be utilised for annual pipeline inspections, as well as two life extension projects as part of the new contract wins.
Speaking about the contract wins, Jim Bramlett, Commercial Manager North America at Tracerco said: “We are delighted to have secured these additional contracts in the Gulf of Mexico region. As a superior single source tooling technology providing uniformed and streamlined results, Discovery™ is an obvious choice and natural fit for many operators, as real-time, highly accurate data can be gathered with a non-intrusive approach meaning no need for any downtime. We work closely with our clients to allow them to gather data driven insights into their assets. Ultimately, having the data to maintain a pipeline’s integrity and prolong an assets lifespan will drive operational efficiencies as well as significantly reduce costs for operators.”
To date, Discovery™ has successfully gathered over tens of thousands scans of valuable data, helping operators refine and improve the efficiency of existing pipeline models. As a market leader, the technology has already provided its critical pipeline insights on developments across the Americas, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and West Africa.
Tracerco – part of the Johnson Matthey plc – is a global oil and gas service company with over 60 years’ experience. With offices located across the world, the company is well recognised for delivering innovative technologies enabling its customers make informed decisions.