Pipetech initially mobilised to trial clean the inner walls of sounding pipework running to ballast tanks on board the FPF1 floating production platform. During this first mobilisation, Pipetech successfully cleaned sounding lines SB11, SB14 and SB15.
On completion of this succsessful work scope, Pipetech were requested to complete a detailed site survey to clean all 27 sounding lines on board FPF1. We mobilised 3 personnel to carry out cleaning and unblocking of 27 sounding lines on board the FPF1.
Aqua Milling® technology was chosen as the preferred solution for this work scope. Camera inspection was also used for each line to assess depth and quality. A post general visual camera inspections and sounding tape was used after Aqua Milling to confirm each line was cleaned.
Ross D Sutherland Senior Verification & Integrity Engineer OPO West – FPF1:
"Thank you to the Pipetech team both onshore and offshore for the extremely diligent and proactive manner in which the scope was reviewed, scheduled and conducted, resulting in an on-time, in-budget delivery from an effectively self-sufficient mobilisation"