April 17, 2015 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. will be recognized at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) with the presentation of two Spotlight on New Technology Awards.
The Oceaneering Magna Subsea Inspection System™ (Magna Scan) was selected based on its innovative technology, broad appeal to the industry, proven capabilities through full-scale application, and significant impact with benefits beyond existing technologies.
With the development of multiple technologies, the Magna Scan is the first of its kind providing numerous advantages compared to traditional subsea inspection methods. Prior to the development of the Magna Scan, conventional UT methods have been the primary inspection technique optimized by the industry for online assets.
The Magna Scan is a versatile screening tool that assesses the mechanical integrity of assets at a high rate of speed without disrupting production. Additionally, the system only requires clean surface access from the top portion of subsea assets. The advanced system is ROV-deployable, inspects volumetrically 360° around the pipe, and provides real-time data of the wall condition within a single deployment.
The Magna Scan identifies localized defects and general wall loss by optimizing ultrasonic techniques including lamb and shear horizontal guided wave capabilities. By combining Oceaneering’s automated scanner known as the Sea Turtle™ with proprietary ultrasonic sensors, the system is capable of detecting internal and external damage mechanism including corrosion, isolated pitting, cracking and other potential anomalies. This innovative system safely assists in preventing any catastrophic disasters that may be caused by damage mechanisms in subsea piping resulting in the release of product into the environment.
Oceaneering is one of three companies to receive multiple 2015 Spotlight awards. Aside from the Magna Scan, Oceaneering also won a Spotlight award for its Deepwater Pile Dredge.
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will take place May 4-7 in Houston, and the 2015 awards will be presented on May 4 in the NRG Center Rotunda Lobby. The Spotlight on New Technology Awards—a program for OTC exhibitors—showcase the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies that are leading the industry into the future.