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Pipelines in Nigeria when I arrived in 1975
Me looking at coating damage I detected using DCVG in 1976
Correct predictions of corrosion and coating faults diagnosed in 1975
This is the manifold where I developed DCVG in 1975.
This is me standing by a Xmas tree in agriculteral land in Nigeria in the 1970's
This is an excavation that I found in progress when I arrived in Nigeria
This is typical of the work that I inherited when taking over the corrosion engineering section,
This work was dangerous and ineffective.
This is work that I was in charge of, carried out very efficiently and effectively by Chima and his company to remedy a serious corrosion thread to the major trunk pipeline.
A sleeve crossing had shorted out and I detected that there was a coating fault within the anulus that could have caused a leak in the main pipeline.
Corrosion damage detected using DCVG, CIPS and the Alexander Cell.
A flowstation to which the oil is gathered from the wells before traveling through delivery pipelines to a manifold on the main trunk pipeline.
Pipeline under construction in the late 1960's in the UK.
Photograph taken hanging out of an open door of a helicopter over a swamp rig in the 1970's
Me and a Xmast tree..... note the security fence is securing some local chickens a few hundred meters away...... their need is greater.
Me showing off as usual at a sleeved crossing that was filled with epoxy resin supplied by Dowell-Schlumberger as we could not remove the short cicuit at this particular location.
No further comment
The guys on the truck did all the work but I did the posing.
Sometimes I had to work
While others watched
My friend Chima, one of the best engineers I have ever known.
This is a circuit diagram of the network of pipelines under cathodic protection in the Eastern Division of Shell-BP Development Corporation of Nigeria.
Before computer spread sheets I designed a way of displaying a dynamic moving graph of voltage measurements to diagnose the spread of charges within our network of pipelines, facilities and transformer rectifiers.
A workover rig.
A very small part of the mess I inherited.
A neglected riser.
This probably secured the cash flow of Nigeria until today.
What a team, Chima and Dwunomwi Abidiak.
Back in the UK I find coating fault using DCVG in 1980.
Construction of Guararema Training and Research Centre, SP, Brazil