26/02/2020 - WeldingCongratulations to the Serimax teams for successfully completing the IDOHO project with Subsea 7 and Exxon Mobil!
Origin of the projectThe IDOHO field is located offshore Nigeria, in the bight of Bonny (Akwa Ibom State), at approximately 2 miles from shore and south of the onshore QIT (Qua Iboe Terminal) with a water depth of approximatively 57 feet.
Serimax's successful involvement...Serimax, Vallourec’s subsidiary specialized in welding, was awarded the project in March 2018 and cooperated with Subsea 7 and ExxonMobil until July 2019. The qualification of welding procedures took place at Pasir Gudang in Malaysia, since the pipes were produced in Batam. Then, aboard Subsea 7’s Antares vessel, Serimax successfully managed the provision of automatic and manual equipment, maintenance teams and main line welding teams – about 40 people from 5 different nationalities!
...Not without the help of cutting-edge technologiesThe IDOHO project was the opportunity to employ and showcase some of our internally developed advanced technical solutions. Cleverscan, for example, a pipe end measurement tool, is used to measure pipes’ inside and outside diameter, wall thicknesses, with the help of laser inspection. Collected data are then treated using specific software allowing determination of best way to match pipes together and gain in productivity and quality.