By Ndubuisi Michael Obineme
ISQAPAVE, the leader in NDT Inspection and Technical Training, has launched a new Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) technology to perform Ultra-Deepwater inspections for flooding detection of annular in flexible risers during operation.
The company officially unveiled the ROV technology during the Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Virtual Conference 2020, organised by Global Event Partners, and in partnership with Oil and Gas Republic.
ISQ’s General Manager, Marcos de Sousa, said that the oil and gas industry is demanding more standards and high-quality products and services, which also stands as a great opportunity for a company like ISQAPAVE to develop a unique technology to mitigate risks as well as providing a core solution to the upstream, midstream, and downstream sector.
“Oil and gas industry are demanding more and more competitive solutions. From the current installed base and the proper management of the asset’s conditions, of their risks even for the environment. From the upstream and midstream where there is a huge demand to find the best technological solutions to reduce CAPEX and needed OPEX to operate, including the downstream sector where there are plenty challenges and opportunities,” says Marcos de Sousa.
He adds, “Even in such demanding environment, ISQAPAVE has always been offering the best solutions for NDTs, Lifting & Tubular Inspection, Mechanical & Civil Inspection, Metrology Lab, Volumes & Valves calibration and certification, Training and HSE Services.”
In Angola, ISQAPAVE is offering its products and services to international oil companies (IOCs) for the supervision of Block 17 offshore NDTs, calibration of the equipment’s in offshore, Inspections on ZINIA II Project. The company has built a new Lab to boost the Volumes & Valves Calibration and certification and the INEFOP recertification programs at the ISQAPAVE Academy Training centre in Angola.
ISQAPAVE is a joint venture between a Portuguese Association known as ISQ and French Association also known as APAVE. They are all involved in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector, with the main technology research and development (R&D) hub in Portugal.
ISQAPAVE’s operational records are more than 15 years in Angola, and over 70% of its employees are Angolan trained and certified technicians.