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EM&I have had an article published in Offshore Magazine entitled ‘Inspection advances improving integrity service life of floating platforms’ FLOATING PLATFORMS are increasing in number and complexity, particularly in deep-water environments. However, operating these assets is also becoming more of a challenge due to the different production requirements and evolving... Read more

EM&I recently completed their first Thermography Inspection as part of an updated Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) inspection methodology, onboard an FPSO operating in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Thermography is an infrared imaging science, which detects radiation in the long-infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The amount of radiation emitted... Read more

All floating assets which remain on station for long periods – often over 25 years or more – can avoid dry docking costs by using alternative under water inspection in lieu of drydocking (UWILD) procedures which are acceptable to all the major Class Societies. These often involve the use of... Read more

EM&I was recently approached by one of their clients to come up with a solution for replacing ICCP anodes on a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel without the use of divers. After considering a number of alternatives EM&I came up with the solution of an anode which can... Read more

When it comes to undertaking and completing asset integrity management for deepwater operations, strategy, tactics, logistics and technology are the keys to success. When miles from shore it is vital to plan ahead in meticulous detail – rather like a military campaign – to ensure that you have all the... Read more

EM&I has had an abstract accepted and will deliver a paper titled “Innovative Asset Integrity Management to Drive Operational Effectiveness” at OTC Asia 2020, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24th to 27th March 2020. This will be a significant opportunity to showcase EM&I’s established and emerging technology... Read more

EM&I Brazil, USA and UK have completed a two-day ISO 9001:2015 surveillance audit by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) with no non-conformance’s being raised. Achieving the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard is important for companies involved in the asset integrity management of floating assets such as FPSOs, FLNGs, FSRU vessels, drill... Read more

EM&I have produced a series of four ‘books’ describing new methods for integrated robotic and digital integrity management technologies. These were originally requested by a supermajor who wanted to speed up the way of introducing new methods to their operational and technical teams. The books cover diverless in-water inspections and... Read more

Following a long-term partnership with a major Norwegian FPSO operator for an FPSO in New Zealand, EM&I has now received another order from a major Japanese FPSO operator for an FPSO based offshore New Zealand. This is initially for tank inspection during which time EM&I’s ‘NoMan®’ robotic tank inspections that... Read more

Robotic inspection techniques are now being complemented with robotic repairs. EM&I has used specialist expertise to complete a diverless complex caisson repair for a major operator of FPSOs on a project in Angola. The company used an inflatable double plug system to isolate the caisson from the sea to enable... Read more