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I-Rod hosts night golf event

At various times throughout history there have been those among us willing to attempt endeavors most would never have dreamt of...

Deepwater expands into Norway

Deepwater Corrosion Services, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has formed Deepwater Norway AS with Norwegian partner Svenn Magne Wigen...

Polatrak debuts new e-commerce website

Polatrak now offers all of its industry-standard corrosion probes and accessories for sale on an all-new e-commerce website....

New faces at Deepwater

We'd like to welcome aboard the talented and experienced people who've recently joined the growing Deepwater family....

RetroPod XLs installed in the Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater provided a CP system for 24 wellheads and permanent guide bases deep in the Mississippi Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico....

Deepwater exhibits at the 2013 OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference did it again. Somehow, the gigantic annual show managed to increase its attendance level to a 30-year high...

Deepwater cyclists ride the 2013 BP MS150

Deepwater supported a team of riders in the 2013 BP MS 150 Houston to Austin charity bicycle ride on April 20-21...

Deepwater sells minority interest

Capital Southwest completed an $8 million preferred equity investment in Deepwater Corrosion Services, Inc. on April 9, 2013...

Polatrak at Underwater Intervention 2013

Just as New Orleans was bracing itself to host the 2013 Superbowl and start cranking up Mardi Gras, Underwater Intervention 2013 landed in the...

Deepwater engineer assists crash victims

Deepwater EU Ltd.’s Assistant Project Engineer Joel Evans was about 15 miles northeast of London on December 11 while driving to...

Deepwater at OSEA 2012 in Singapore

Held every two years since it began in 1976, the Offshore South East Asia international conference (or, as we like to call it, OSEA) racked up...

Polatrak at Deepwater Operations 2012

Every first Tuesday in November, people all across the nation take time from their normal schedules to participate in an honored tradition...

Thailand RetroPod installation

In October, 2012, Deepwater installed 36 RetroPods and two V-String monitoring systems on two platforms in the Gulf of Thailand...

I-Rod hosts night golf tournament

On Friday, October 12, Deepwater hosted the First Annual I-Rod “Night Clubbing” “Glow-Ball Warming” nighttime golf tournament at Houston’s...

Deepwater repurchases stock

The minority shareholders of Houston, Texas-based Deepwater Corrosion Services, Inc., which is a leader in providing innovative corrosion ...

Deepwater exhibits at Rio Oil and Gas Expo 2012

Rio de Janeiro, normally just easing into springtime in mid-September, was unseasonably warm during the Rio Oil and Gas Expo 2012 ...

New faces and titles at Deepwater

We'd like to welcome aboard the talented and experienced people who've recently joined the Deepwater family...

Deepwater installs Gulf of Mexico RetroLinks

In July 2012, Deepwater Corrosion Services was contracted by Phoenix to extend the life of the cathodic protection (CP) system on the...

Mini-gateway retrofit completed

During a July 2012 survey of Gulf of Mexico subsea equipment and pipelines, it was discovered that a crucial component of an umbilical...

Deepwater at OTC 2012

2012’s edition of Houston’s massive Offshore Technology Conference saw 89,400 people file into the Reliant Center...

Deepwater's 2012 pre-OTC crawfish boil

Deepwater’s 9th annual pre-Offshore Technology Conference crawfish boil proved to be the grandest one yet. Over 500 guests managed to make...

Deepwater at Underwater Intervention

Nestled against the Mississippi River just a few blocks from New Orleans’ hip and historic French Quarter, the sprawling Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provided a perfect venue...

Deepwater attends ERIKS' Technivent

Deepwater Corrosion Services has appointed ERIKS bv as the exclusive distributor for its I-Rod brand pipe-support products in the Benelux Region, which encompasses Belgium ...

SunStation proves successful in deep water

The first ever deployment of a SunStation CP critical monitoring system pre-installed onto a subsea tree was successfully interrogated last month by an ROV ...

Deepwater helps to preserve local museums

Deepwater Corrosion has worked with other volunteer organizations to donate materials and labor to retrofit the external underwater steel corrosion control systems ...

Deepwater's 1st annual Agents Conference

Deepwater held its first official Pre-OTC Agents Conference at it’s Houston Train Court HQ in April. During the conference many items pertaining to selling Deepwater’s products ...

Deepwater's 8th annual OTC Crawfish Boil

Over 500 employees, agents and other guests enjoyed a wonderful sunny day at Deepwater’s Train Court Facility this year. In all, nearly 1 ton of crawfish was served up with ...

Nine RetroBuoys installed in the North Sea

In 2010, Our Deepwater EU offices in the UK successfully designed, deployed and commissioned 9 (nine) impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems ...

Deepwater's retrofit vessel currently in the GOM

Deepwater Corrosion’s retrofit boat is working in the Eastern gulf. The boat will migrate Westward over the summer and be available for South Texas by the end of the summer season ...

RetroClamp sales figures reach 2500 clamps

The RetroClamp was originally designed to facilitate ROV attachment of retrofitted cathodic protection anode sleds to offshore pipelines. The first clamps were built and deployed in 2000 ...

US production moves to a new, larger facility

Due to continued expansion, Deepwater has relocated its fabrication operations in the US to a new facility in Houston's energy corridor. The new 16,000 sq. ft facility is located on FM 529 ...

Deepwater’s growing presence is felt at OTC 2010

Deepwater’s growing presence at OTC 2010

2010 was the biggest year yet for Deepwater at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. With representatives in town from all over the United States and the United Kingdom ...

Deepwater EU opens new cathodic protection design centre

Deepwater EU Ltd. Opens CP Design Center

Deepwater EU Ltd, the European subsidiary of the well known Houston, Texas based offshore corrosion specialists Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc, have further enhanced ...

Deepwater at PECOM 2009

Deepwater at PECOM 2009

Deepwater's most recent trade show appearance in Mexico at PECOM 2009 concluded this month with an encouraging result. The expo was well attended, even better than last year ...

Deepwater EU Ltd. at Offshore Europe 2009

Deepwater EU Ltd. at Offshore Europe 2009

Our presence at OE 2009 was a welcomed opportunity for many asset integrity managers and engineers to stop by and learn about our unique cathodic protection retrofit solutions ...

Force Technology

FORCE Technology & Deepwater Team Up

Deepwater & FORCE Technology Norway AS are co-operating to bring new technologies into the offshore corrosion and integrity monitoring markets in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico ...

SmartMat cathodic protection mattress

CP Mat improved, renamed "Smart Mat"

Deepwater is pleased to announce a new phase in the development of the CP Mat. With significant alterations, we are christening the new product range the Smart Mat™ ...

Deepwater and Alduco partner in the Gulf of Guinea

Deepwater Moves into the Gulf of Guinea

Deepwater in conjunction with its local partner Alduco has setup two bases of operation to service the Offshore Market in the Gulf of Guinea. Initial operations in Malabo and Lagos will ...

Deepwater at the 2009 OTC

Deepwater at OTC 2009

This year marked Deepwater Corrosion Services' ninth consecutive year as an exhibitor at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX. It also marked our 6th annual crawfish boil ..

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Mexican Patent Granted to Deepwater

On March 4, 2008, Deepwater Corrosion Services' pending patent for the CP Mat ( Stabilizer With Cathodic Protection) was granted. With patent number 130524.2002 ..

Deepwater gaus foundry open house

Deepwater Gaus Foundry Open House

On November 7, 2008, the Deepwater Gaus anode brand was officially launched at the Deepwater Gaus anode foundry. The event drew a large crowd to Houston's newest anode foundry.


Patent Granted to Deepwater

US Patent 7,425,249 B1 has been granted to Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. for the Subsea Solar Powered Test Station with Voltage Readout, marketed by Deepwater as the "SunStation."

Deepwater Anodes

Introducing Deepwater Gaus Anodes

Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. and GAUS Anodes International LLC have signed a 5 Year cooperative production and marketing agreement. Under the arrangement the foundry will produce aluminum anodes exclusively for Deepwater.

Deepwater risk-based inspection

22 Years of Corrosion Inspection

For over 20 years, Deepwater Corrosion Services has been leading the way in offshore corrosion inspection, from our very first topside inspection in 1986.

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CP retrofit on a 720’ Fixed Platform

In June 2008, Deepwater Corrosion Services working in conjunction with Deep Down Inc and Oceaneering Inc performed a cathodic protection retrofit of a fixed platform in two days.

cathodic protection mattress

Patent Granted to Deepwater

US Patent 7,329,336 B2 has been granted to Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. for the Stabilizer with Cathodic Protection, marketed by Deepwater as the "CP Mat."

Deepwater Corrosion Services at OTC 2008

Another Great Year at OTC 2008

OTC was a very productive show for Deepwater, with corrosion control being one of the hot button issues this year. We had a very attentive and excited group of visitors.

Deepwater Corrosion Services Fifth Annual OTC Crawfish Boil

Fifth Annual OTC Crawfish Boil Recap

We would like to thank everyone that attended our fifth annual crawfish boil. Mud bugs and beverages were enjoyed by over 400 guests.

All Recent Deepwater News

To see a complete list of news items and press releases about Deepwater, please visit the news section of this web site.

Top technical downloads

Cathodic Protection 101

A brief tutorial about the science of cathodic protection as it relates to the offshore oil & gas industry, complete with diagrams, chemical equations, etc.

Corrosion at Topside Pipe Supports - Causes and Solutions

Corrosion at pipe supports is one of the leading causes of process piping failure. This paper will discuss the various corrosion mechanisms that occur at pipe supports. A proven method of prevention with 15 plus years of successful application will be presented.

Cathodic Protection Strategies for FPSO's

FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading) structures present some interesting cathodic protection challenges. Are they ships or floating production platforms? Is impressed current the way to go? How do we handle the ballast tanks? What about the mooring systems?

Improvements in Offshore Pipeline CP & Life Extension

New deep-water discoveries combined with current high energy prices have given much of the world's aging offshore infrastructure a new lease on life. Offshore pipelines in particular are at the highest risk of catastrophic external corrosion failure if their cathodic protection systems are allowed to fall into disrepair.

Offshore Cathodic Protection System Management: A 21st Century Approach

Abstract: As offshore structures around the world are aging and in many cases reaching the end of their useful lives, operators are looking for ways to reduce costs on subsea maintenance without increasing risk of failure. This paper presents three case histories...

Cathodic Protection Monitoring of Offshore Pipelines & Structures in Alaska

Abstract: Pipelines and structures located offshore of Alaska face unique challenges to monitoring cathodic protection. Advances in Cathodic Protection Monitoring technology are discussed. New portable ROV instrumentation as well as fixed monitoring of parameters affecting CP system performance are reviewed.

Corrosion Control Methods for Deep Water Floating Production Equipment

Abstract: The rapid growth in the deep-water production sector worldwide has spawned a whole new generation of floating production equipment. This paper will deal with some of the unique corrosion challenges presented by these production systems and how corrosion is being managed ...

Recent Advances in Offshore Cathodic Protection Monitoring

Abstract: Offshore production facilities and pipelines are being installed in new, more hostile environments. Advances in Cathodic Protection Monitoring for new structure types in deepwater as well as for high temperatures are discussed.

Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Retrofits: The Good, Bad & the Ugly

Abstract: It has long been recognized that an impressed current design can offer significant economic advantages over galvanic anodes on certain types of offshore platforms that require a cathodic protection retrofit ...

Full Online Technical Library

To see a complete list of technical papers and articles about cathodic protection and corrosion control, please visit the technical library section of this web site.

About us

Deepwater designs and manufactures cathodic protection systems for offshore and marine assets, specializing in the development of innovative retrofit technology for aging assets in need of life extension.

Founded in 1986, Deepwater is a full-service offshore corrosion-control company providing the oil and gas industry with expertise in cathodic protection and asset-integrity management. Using our own proprietary product designs, we have focused on developing innovative methods and new products to improve upon lagging industry standards, resulting in a much more reliable and cost-effective approach to offshore corrosion prevention. From corrosion inspection services to engineering and turnkey project management, Deepwater provides design, manufacturing, consulting, logistics and installation supervision in all of the world's main market areas.

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Deepwater Corrosion Services, Inc.
Innovative corrosion control for
the world's offshore infrastructure.

Cathodic protection (CP)

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Cathodic protection design and supply for new & existing assets, using galvanic & impressed current systems.

for Offshore pipelines

Deepwater provides cathodic protection system design for new pipelines, as well as proprietary anode replacement systems to extend the life of existing pipeline infrastructure

for Offshore platforms

Deepwater provides both sacrificial and impressed current cathodic protection systems for offshore structures, both for new projects or to extend the life of existing assets.

for FPSOs & floaters

Deepwater’s proprietary cathodic protection systems are a unique fit for hull and mooring protection for Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) structures.

for Docks, piers & jetties

Deepwater designs and manufactures a range of cathodic protection systems that suite all types of dock and jetty structures, regardless of climate variation.

for Deep-water equipment

Our ROV-installed cathodic protection systems perform extremely well for replacing aging anodes on deep water production systems.

for Wind turbines

Our impressed current VSE Anode™ system (Vaulted Seawater Envelope) was designed specifically to retrofit cathodic protection systems on offshore wind turbines.

for Tanks & process vessels

Our TankGard™ system provides reliable internal cathodic protection for tanks and process vessels. Systems include permanent fixed CP monitoring systems.

for Caissons & small structures

Our RetroLink™ system provides low-cost catholic protection for small fixed structures in need of anode replacement for a short term of 3-5 years.

CP design & consulting

Deepwater designs cathodic protection systems for new assets as well as retrofit CP systems; we also provide NACE certified consulting for unique and unusual corrosion problems.

I-Rod® Pipe supports

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For topside process piping, I-Rod is the only brand that protects against crevice corrosion at the pipe support.

I-Rod thermoplastic

I-Rod is sold in 10 foot, half-round lengths, or cut and drilled to fit standard U-bolts from 2 inch to 36 inch.

Nu-Bolt™ assembly

A Nu-Bolt is a modified pipe U-bolt, coated with polyolefin and supplied with cut-and-drilled I-Rod and 4 nuts.

I-Clip™ for Grinnell and saddles

I-Clip can be installed quickly to new or existing pipe saddles and Grinnell clamps, eliminating corrosion.

Polatrak® CP monitoring

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Fixed electrodes and test stations allow you to track cathodic protection potentials, anode efficiency & more.

SunStation™ subsea readout

A Permanent light-powered Subsea readout, designed for deep water, which can be attached to any number of corrosion monitoring instruments.

Zinc reference electrodes

General purpose zinc reference electrodes can be installed at any critical corrosion area, or retrofitted on a RetroClamp™ via ROV.

DR-2™ dual reference

Dual permanent reference electrodes housed in a single instrument; welded-on for new construction or clamped by ROV or retrofit applications.

DR-2 CD™ polarization monitor

A standard DR-2 reference cell fitted with a current density monitor allows the operator to calculate polarization on the monitored structure.

SmartClamp™ test station

Deepwater’s standard RetroClamp fitted with a zinc reference electrode and a SunStation monitor to create a pipeline CP test station.

MA-1™ monitored anode

A standard aluminum anode fitted with a monitor that allows the operator to test anode current output and overall depletion rates.

Topside test panels

For monitoring of fixed structures, where subsea interrogation is unnecessary, topside panels can be customized to any specs or SCADA.

Sacrificial anodes

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Zinc and aluminum sacrificial anodes are available in all shapes and sizes for virtually any application.

Platform anodes

Aluminum anodes for platforms, cast on pipe-cores with bulk trapezoidal cross-sections.

Pipeline anodes (bracelets)

Aluminum anode bracelets for offshore pipelines, cast in water-cooled molds for diameters up to 48 inches.

Hull anodes

Aluminum or zinc galvanic anodes for marine hulls, cast to be attached by welders or bolted on.

Pier / piling anodes

Aluminum sacrificial anodes for piers and pilings, cast to fit any marine jetty-type structure.

Tank anodes

Aluminum or zinc galvanic anodes custom poured to any size and specification for tank interiors.

Anode alloy compositions

Aluminum and Zinc alloy specifications. Deep7, Deep10, and Mil-spec Zinc alloys cover the gamut of applications.

Corrosion testing probes

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Offshore corrosion testing with full line of Polatrak CP probes for divers, ROVs and topside corrosion inspection.

ROV II™ (up to 10,000ft)

The ROV II is tip-contact probe for ROV or diver, equipped with dual electrodes; it is the most reliable corrosion stab probe on the market.

CP Gun™ for divers

The CP Gun is a bathycorrometer-style stab probe with dual elements and ultra-bright LED readouts, rated to 300 m.

DC II™ drop cell (topside)

The dual element DC-II drop cell is deployed topside from the side of a platform and interrogated with a standard DC voltmeter.

Deep C Meter™ system

A self-contained probe (ROV II) and readout package, mounted to an ROV, requires no interface with the umbilical.

General proximity electrode

Standard proximity probe for divers or ROV; the Standard RM-3 connector allows rapid plug into the diver’s inspection umbilical.

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Corrosion inspection

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NACE-certified offshore corrosion inspection services since 1988 with online inspection reports for clients.

Topside Level 1 inspections

Since 1986, Deepwater’s NACE certified inspectors have completed thousands of Level 1 platform inspections.

Subsea (Level 2, 3)

Deepwater’s subsea inspections are performed from a risk-based perspective, with the client’s best interest in mind.

NDT testing

NDT / NDE services include: ultrasonic thickness testing (UT), ACFM, visual inspection and more.

In-Service inspection planning

Deepwater ISIP capabilities range from review to comprehensive plan development and implementation.

Inspection reports

Deepwater’s online inspection reports database delivers a wealth of data on demand to asset integrity managers.