Sustaining Production Operations During Downturns

Brian Mercer, Theon’s Director of Project Management, recently presented to the IChemE’s Annual Technical Seminar in Aberdeen. This seminar addressed the actions companies¬†are currently taking to manage the downturn in the industry, in addition to discussing possible further options to improve efficiency. Whilst that is a valid examination, Brian addressed the question from a more strategic view, which looked at …

Subsea Pipeline Inspection, Repair and Maintenance

Introduction Ever since the first subsea pipelines were installed engineers have been developing methods to inspect, repair and maintain them to ensure that they can safely transport the fluids required. Most of this development has focussed on the areas of saturation diving, remotely operated vehicles and pigging, with the technologies improving incrementally to meet the demands of deeper, hotter and …