Good old sand detectors on Anasuria

ClampOn Sand/Particle Monitors installed in 1998 – still working fine after 20 years in operation.

Back in 1998, when ClampOn was still in its infancy, we installed several particle monitors on the Anasuria Cluster in the UK sector of the North Sea.

ClampOn sensor Model 2000 Particle Monitor installed on Anasuria

Recently, ClampOn’s service engineer Leif Magnus Myren returned from a service job on the Anasuria FPSO, happy to see that the sensors installed in 1998 were still in operation, and still providing the operator with sand data. Leif Magnus, a ClampOn Service Engineer since 2013, said: “It was great coming to site and finding the Anasuria sensors that were installed more than 20 years ago were still in operation and still in use. The instruments were checked and found to be in good working order, and will probably continue to work for many years to come”.

Picture showing sand data from one of the installed sensors

He continued: “After working as a Field Service Engineer in ClampOn for almost five years, these are the oldest sensors I have come across. It was great to find them in good working order after so many years of operation in rough working conditions in the North Sea. This shows how reliable the ClampOn instruments are, and how quality has been a high priority right from the start”.

The sensor installed on a Blind-“T”

The Anasuria Cluster is located approximately 175 km east of Aberdeen, and started production in 1996. The cluster of oil and gas fields is owned and operated by Anasuria Operating Company (AOC); a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Hibiscus and Ping Petroleum, who acquired the project from Shell and Esso in March 2016. The JV has contracted Petrofac to provide operations services for the FPSO as well as monitor and manage the pipelines and wells for the fields within the cluster, for a term of five years.