Metacor Secures Deal with BP Trinidad and Tobago

Corrosion and coatings management specialist Metacor has won a major contract with the Wood Group in Trinidad and Tobago, monitoring and managing the condition of key elements of five BP assets off and onshore.

Metacor is the industry-leading system, which accurately predicts the risk of corrosion-related failure of assets, their lifespan and future maintenance requirements through highly detailed inspection and logging.

Wood Group has engaged Metacor to carry out a full review of fabric maintenance operations on the Mahogany A and B, Cassia A and Immortelle platforms, along with the Galeota Point Terminal and to provide systems which will monitor their condition on an ongoing basis.

The deal is worth £250,000 to Aberdeen, Scotland-headquartered Metacor and makes BP the fifth major oil and gas production and exploration operator using its technology, alongside Shell, Talisman, Hess and Nexen.

Based around a simple, fully-auditable computer software system, Metacor can be used in any environment in any global location. The system was developed to give asset managers the tools to keep corrosion under control.

Operations manager Jim West said: “We are delighted to have secured this deal with Wood Group, which covers the ongoing monitoring and maintenance of corrosion and coatings on five of BP’s nine major assets in Trinidad and Tobago

"That includes undertaking a full review and inspection program to map-out the condition of those assets, allowing full planning of work required by order of priority.

"Metacor can achieve cost savings projected up to 70% by avoiding last-minute remedial work or worst-case replacement scenarios, improving operational efficiency and lifespan.

"Our team of experts has wide-ranging experience and is recruited from across the spectrum of global industry. We have the largest pool of Nace-certified inspectors in Europe, who ensure work is completed accurately, cost effectively and in the minimum time possible."