Halfwave Bags New Pipeline Inspection Contracts

Halfwave has secured four contract wins for subsea inspection in the first half of 2019, marking a period of success for the company.

The contracts will see its ROV mounted ARTEMIS tool utilized on major oilfield projects around the world.

The tool, which utilities Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) to provide wall thickness inspection of subsea assets, has been deployed offshore in the Gulf of Mexico by a multi-national operator. It is used to inspect an unpiggable 8” coated pipeline situated in ultra deep-water of 2,400 meters.

In two further wins, it has been used in Norwegian waters to inspect a 12” piggyback pipeline for AkerBP and will be used to inspect a concrete coated pipeline for an Australian operator.

Finally, ARTEMIS will carry out a re-inspection of 6”, 10” and 14” subsea flowlines for its client DOF Subsea in Australia, where the data collected will be used to extend the expected life of the field.

Paul Cooper, Halfwave, CEO said: “We are delighted with our strong head start for 2019, these major contracts show Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) is fast becoming the preferred technology for pipeline inspection. It is the most cost-effective method of inspecting coated, unpiggable, risers, flowlines pipelines, and the high accuracy of the results is proven to be vital for operator that intends to extend the operational life cycle of their pipelines.”

Cooper continued: “The integrity and efficiency of pipeline operations is absolutely fundamental to this industry and ARTEMIS provides our clients exactly that.

“In all four of these instances, we provided a unique value propositions in terms of viability of inspection and best in class operational excellence. Cost effective and speedy inspection are no barrier to safe and reliable operations, and the reassurance we provide clients is second to none in terms of our accuracy and reliability.”

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