Successive Contract Wins for Industrial Technology Provider – Tracerco - in Gulf of Mexico


A leading industrial technology provider is celebrating two successive contract wins in the Gulf of Mexico which will see the business deploy its award-winning inspection technology across two different projects.

Tracerco has announced it will be providing its Discovery™ technology to one of the supermajors, comprising a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, and to a global oil exploration and production company.

The company will deploy its technology across projects located in the Gulf of Mexico, 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.

Developed with subsea CT scanning technology, – commonly used for non-invasive medical diagnostic techniques – Discovery™ provides critical flow assurance and integrity data without the need for pipeline coating removal, in real time.

With detailed, high-resolution tomographic images of the pipe wall thickness and contents, the Discovery™ technology will be utilised for pipeline corrosion and general wall loss on one project and – for the second project – will focus on riser life extension across two separate sites.

Speaking about the contract wins, Jim Bramlett, Tracerco’s Commercial Manager for North America said: “We are delighted to have secured these contracts in the Gulf of Mexico region. As a superior 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 asset’s lifespan will drive operational efficiencies as well as significantly reduce costs for operators.”

To date Discovery™ has successfully gathered over tens of thousands of scans of valuable data, helping operators refine and improve the efficiency of existing pipeline models. As a market leader, the technology is already in operation on developments across the Americas, Australia, Europe, West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.

Tracerco 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.

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