Deepwater began doing platform inspections in 1988, the same year the MMS-required "Level 1" was born.
Since then, many thousands of platform inspections have been completed. Deepwater has been a pioneer in continually improving the value of inspections to our customers. The basic format for most Level 1 surveys in the Gulf of Mexico was developed by Deepwater; it’s now often imitated but seldom improved upon. Our multi-point, risk-based inspection procedure and reporting ensure that your inspection dollars are spent wisely, keeping your INCs to a minimum while protecting your staff and offshore-asset value.
• CP potential survey (platforms, risers, vessel internals)
• In-service paint inspection
• Structural damage
• Corrosion safety (handrails, walkways, boat landings, etc.)
• Riser inspection
• Process equipment external inspection
• Erosion corrosion site selection
• Photo documentation
• Coast Guard inspection
• Special in-service inspection procedures for floating production systems
Abstract: Since the measurement of cathodic protection potentials on offshore structures is a regulated activity and must be done, it makes sense to get as much benefit from the survey as possible.
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.
All of Deepwater's offshore inspectors are fully-certified corrosion technicians or degreed engineers with many years of offshore experience.
With Deepwater's inspection planning, a low-risk structure may only require a minimal inspection while a manned production platform will receive much more scrutiny. We focus the inspection where it is needed.
Deepwater has streamlined the reporting process between the field and office by using standard software to create all Level 1 reports. All Deepwater inspection reports will soon be available for customers online as well.
Deepwater has completed thousands of detailed inspections for Level I reports for many of the major operators, including Shell Offshore, ExxonMobil, BP and Noble Energy.