Deepwater Completes Anode Retrofit on 33 Offshore European Wind Turbines
After 33 of 80 tripod structures experienced pre-mature failure from the close-mounted ICCP anode systems, Deepwater was called in to address falling cathodic protection levels. Deepwater carried out an initial estimate of the cathodic protection (CP) current required and developed a system providing approximately 400 A to each tripod foundation. Each install location took less than 24 hours from start to finish.
Dawn Eden Receives NACE Scott Rice Memorial Award
Every year since 2016, the NACE International Technical Coordination Committee solicits nominees for the Scott Rice Memorial Award. It is given in recognition of enthusiasm, support and vision contributed to NACE Technical Activities and in honor of the beloved, late Scott Rice.
Deepwater Corrosion Services Announces CEO Succession
Effective August 1, 2019, Timothy Britton leads the Acteon subsidiary. Founder Jim Britton stays on as a Non-Executive Advisor.
Deepwater Corrosion Services joins the Acteon Group
Acteon Enhances Its Subsea Asset Integrity Management Services With Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. Acquisition Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. The addition of Deepwater’s expertise and portfolio strengthens Acteon’s ability to help its customers to manage the integrity of critical subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.
Shell Global Solutions and Deepwater EU Sign 5-Year ICCP Framework Agreement
After the successful completion of the Leman Complex remote ICCP retrofit in late 2016, Shell Global Solutions and Deepwater have signed a 5-year framework agreement for the engineering and supply of remote ICCP cathodic protection systems for projects worldwide.
28 Year Study of I-Rod performance in the field
The following images were captured in 2017 during a routine topside inspection of the first offshore structure where I-Rod® pipe supports were specified (see the 13-year study for photos of the same support material in 2002). The system was installed in 1989 for less than $10,000 USD. These photos show the long-term success of the system at 13 and 28 years when Deepwater Corrosion Services, Inc. visited the structures for inspections in 2002 and 2017.
Shell Leman ICCP Anode System Commissioned
In the summer of 2016, Deepwater installed several RetroBuoy systems to extend the life of the jackets in the Leman Alpha complex in the North Sea.
Deepwater's CP Test Stations Featured in Oil and Gas Australia
Deepwater's new subsea pipeline test stations for measuring cathodic protection have received mention in Oil and Gas Australia magazine. For more information on this technology,
Project Review: Australian drill stack monitoring
After an initial CP survey on the Osprey Semi-Submersible, continuity readings on the BOP, Deepwater recommended installing the Recap Data logger to help determine the cause of corrosion found on the unit.
Deepwater turns 30
Deepwater began in September of 1986, headquartered in a spare bedroom in founder Jim Britton's home. Over thirty years, the changes have been astounding. Here's a brief look at how offshore corrosion control has evolved over the years.