Corrintec Wins Subsea Pipeline Survey Work Offshore India

With a large number of surveys mobilizing over the next few months, Corrintec's Subsea Pipeline Survey Division is going through an exceptionally busy period.

There are only a handful of companies in the world specializing in subsea pipeline corrosion inspection surveys and Corrintec is in a particularly strong position because it offers the choice of trailing wire or ROV techniques.

A considerable amount of activity will be focused on the Bombay High field where four surveys for Fugro Geonics will shortly be mobilized. Corrintec are using the trailing wire method to survey 24 kilometers of pipeline between platform N9 and N10 on behalf of Fugro Geonics' client ONGC, plus two smaller platform to platform segments in the same field. Another survey will cover 47 kilometers of pipeline for operators Hyundai Heavy Industries. Further north, in the Sarat Field, an 8 kilometer trailing wire survey is being carried out by Corrintec on behalf of Clough and their client ONGC.

Corrintec will be able to use their capabilities to the full in a survey which is being carried out for Elcome in the Bombay High field where 410 kilometers will initially be surveyed by the trailing wire method to identify problem areas. This will be followed by a ROV survey to provide a close visual examination of any damage to the anodes or the pipeline coating.

In the India Ocean, Corrintec are carrying out a survey on behalf of Geostar, whose client Cairn Energy operates a 160-kilometer pipeline between the Ravva Field and Chennai, formerly known as Madras.

Looking towards Mexico, Corrintec is continuing with survey work in the Bay Campeche which began in 1999. The latest in the series of contracts from Oceanographia will involve a 1,197-kilometer survey in the northern sector using the ROV technique.