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OTC 2015: Shell Takes Plunge with Deepwater CT Scan

OTC 2015: Shell Takes Plunge with Deepwater CT Scan

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05 May 2015

Shell has completed a technlogy first after deploying a subsea CT scanner to its Gulf of Mexico deepwater flowlines.

The industry giant worked with Tracerco, which is part of FTSE100 Johnson Matthey Plc, to deploy the device at a depth of 4,200ft.

Lee Robins, Tracerco’s head of subsea services, said the firm harnessed the power of the medical field to boost the instant, pipeline information feedback available to the industry.

"From the same scan we take a 360degree wall map of the pipeline,” he added.

more [source: Energy Voice]