A green monster pad eye tester conducting proof load testing as part of a lifting equipment inspection and recertification campaign

ICHTHYS Gas Field Development

The Ichthys Field is an offshore gas condensate discovery in the Browse Basin, consisting in two gas-condensate reservoirs; an upper reservoir (Brewster) and a lower reservoir (Plover).

Vertech Group was engaged to perform NDT services throughout the subsea development of multiple wells.

The Challenge

Ichthys Gas Field Development Phase 2a comprises the development of nine Brewster wells and three Early Plover Production (EPP) wells. An active contract with McDermott for this project includes conventional NDT such as MPI, ECI, or UT on Vessel Sea fastenings, Onsite and offsite Load Testing Services, Rigging and lifting equipment certified visual inspections, and management of compliance to code regionally, within the metro area and offshore.

The Solution

Vertech Group provided the equipment and personnel required to carry out the NDT services to the highest level of professionalism and satisfaction.

Some NDT methods used involved:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Manual Ultrasonic Testing (MUT)


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