ATS: Supporting the Offshore Industry with Automated and Mechanized Welding Systems and Procedures
Based in Houston, Texas, Acute Technological Services (ATS) provides welding services to the energy industry worldwide for both onshore and offshore activities.
ATS has more than 20 years’ experience in providing engineered welding solutions and has evolved as an industry leader, advancing the science of welding engineering and generating technical innovations through the application of new technologies and proven scientific methods.
Fabrication and production welding services
With a high content of proprietary technology and procedures, ATS applies its technical resources to:
- Critical components for deepwater production applications (including flex joints, tapered stress joints, top tension risers)
- Multi-jointing of steel catenary risers, flowlines and land-based pipelines
- Assembly welding and testing of drilling riser components
- Welding of super duplex, nickel and other high alloy materials for subsea production and control systems (instrumentation and controls tubing; quick-connect subsea hydraulic couplers; and reeling of umbilical tubing, flying leads)
- Automatic and manual welding capabilities
- Orbital GTAW and pulsed-GMAW welding; overlay and buttering (CRA and Ferritic); and GTAW, SAW, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW and PAW
- Automated CNC tube bending and installation services (control tubing for trees, HDUs, UTAs, flying leads and cobra heads)
- In-house digital X-ray capabilities
- Welding of high-strength coiled pipe and coiled tubing (onshore and offshore installations)
Welding engineering consulting services
ATS employs professional staff that possess, in total, over 250 years’ experience in welding, engineering and inspection.
Acute Technological Services
Our staff can provide guidance about engineering for deepwater systems; 3D modeling and design capabilities; materials and welding specification development; field welding engineering and inspection services; quality systems management; welding systems specification and application training; production weld monitoring services (data logging); and non-destructive testing (NDT).
Welding research and development
ATS offers a number of customized research and development solutions, including procedure development and qualification; process and systems development for welding and inspection applications; consumable and material evaluations; and corrosion testing, welding metallurgy and failure analysis.
The company also offers specialized weldability testing, including:
- Toughness compatibility, CTOD and crack susceptibility (Tekken, CTS and Battelle restraint)
- Seeded defect for AUT inspection development
- High productivity optimization
The Greater Plutonio development, comprising the Galio, Cromio, Paladio, Plutonio and Cobalto fields, lies in 1,200m to 1,600m deep water, approximately 160km north-west of Luanda in the Block 18 concession, offshore Angola.
The Kikeh field is located 120km north-west of the island of Labuan in Block K, offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, in water depths of approximately 1,330m.
The Na Kika field extends over Missisipi Canyon blocks 474, 429, 657, 607, 522, 520, 383 at a water depth of 6,000ft in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 225km south-east of New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
Texas-based Acute Technological Services (ATS) is positioned to provide rapid response services to the demands of today's energy industry for onshore and offshore activities worldwide. ATS has invested many man-hours to developing automated and mechanized welding systems and procedures
Acute Technological Services (ATS) is an industry leader in the engineering, design, qualification and fabrication of complex deepwater production systems. Serving as a valuable resource to the oil and gas industry, ATS provides welding engineering services, inspection services, developmental wel