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Ionik Consulting Wins Multi-million Contract With Total E&P UK In North Sea

Wood Group Ionik, part of Wood Group's Subsea & Pipelines Technology Group, has been awarded a multi-million pound five year contract to provide integrated pipeline integrity and engineering services for Total's assets in the North Sea.

Ionik will undertake the customisation, development and implementation of a Pipeline Integrity Management system (PIMS), using risk-based (Assessment, Management and Inspection, Maintenance Repair (IMR) principles. The PIMS will be applied to more than 1500 km of existing oil & gas pipelines in the UKCS. The scope also includes the training of Total personnel on the new system and additional ad hoc engineering services. The award follows on from a similar project which was successfully completed for Total in BalikPapan, Indonesia. The risk models used in the Indonesian project were developed to reflect the specific issues faced by Total in the North Sea.

Stephen Peet, Ionik Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) Business Manager, said, "We are delighted to have been chosen by Total for this project which sees another implementation of our PIMS in the North Sea. The scope of this contract is for subsea pipelines using the PIMS that can be expanded to provide a complete facility solution."

Ionik Consulting, a Wood Group Company, is an independently managed international company delivering innovative integrity and material engineering and project management solutions across a broad manufacturing and industrial base.

Subsea & Pipelines Technology Group (SPTG) is a portfolio of businesses, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Wood Group. It comprises J P Kenny, MCS, Multiphase Solutions (MSi) and Ionik Consulting. The combined group has more than 1,500 staff in 14 permanent offices - London, Aberdeen, Galway, Houston, Stavanger, Perth, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, Rio, Moscow & Paris. The SPTG is the largest Solution-Independent provider of Engineering & Management services for subsea systems, onshore & offshore pipelines and associated marine facilities. Additional specialty areas include Risers & Moorings, Flow Assurance, Integrity Management and Advanced Subsea Technology with a broad suite of proprietary software in each of these areas.

Published 21/07/09

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