Technical Paper

Extending the Life of Cathodic Protection Systems for Offshore Pipelines. Some Recently Applied New Technologies.

by Jim Britton and Dick Baxter (2008)


This paper discusses the practicalities of installing replacement cathodic protection to ageing offshore pipelines using diver assisted and diver-less systems. Current technology for condition assessment and life extension design criteria will be discussed in conjunction with new hardware technologies being utilized to improve reliability and reduce cost of life extension projects. The paper will also present some leading edge technology designed to reduce life cycle inspection costs which has been applied to pipeline systems in the USA Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic areas. 

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