Aquasign Subsea Markers, Anti-Fouling Signs, Oilfield Nameplates and Underwater Adhesives
AQUASIGN specialise in the manufacture of asset identification solutions, designed to enhance safety and reduce operational costs throughout project lifespans. We are the recognised experts in oilfield signage as we work with our clients to design bespoke products to meet their project needs – both topside and subsea.
AQUASIGN is a subsidiary within the Nalco Champion and Ecolab corporate portfolio, previously known as Champion Environmental Technologies.
Aquasign® – environmentally friendly subsea identification
Our core business Aquasign® is a silicone based subsea anti-fouling marking system that mimics fish skin, using a controlled oil release system and hydrophobic surface to prevent bio-fouling at the lowest level.
Aquasign® underwater identification markers are marine growth-resistant, therefore remain highly visible to divers and ROVs throughout the design life of subsea structures. Its anti-fouling performance not only enhances safety, but also provides considerable operational cost savings over a project lifespan by assisting subsea maintenance and inspections.
Aquasign® is therefore utilised worldwide to ensure the clear identification of:
- Subsea structures: location, position and orientation
- Valves: location and position indicators
- Component and intervention interface
- Status of respective equipment
- ROV markings
Aquasign® has been installed on more than 800 oilfield projects worldwide, and has a track record excess of 30 years. The antifouling labels are highly adaptable to meet customer’s needs, including a range of subsea adhesive and retrofit fixing solutions available that have undergone third-party technical verification. For more information on Aquasign®, view our product pages.
Oilfield signage – identification and certification nameplates
Our internal manufacturing facility now houses equipment used to produce a range of offshore signage.
We manufacture an alternative to flame-cut nameplates, utilising CNC milling and waterjet cutting equipment to produce Aquaplates that are suitable for topside and subsea applications.
We have a range of in-house equipment available to suit all equipment identification requirements, including certification plates, safety signs, etched nameplates and printed / engraved plastic labels.
AQUASIGN also offer innovative adhesives that have been specially formulated and tested for long-term performance subsea.
Aquasign client portal
Aquasign® is the leading solution in the subsea industry as our product is unique.
We recently developed our new client portal to showcase AQUASIGN’s expertise in antifouling nameplates and topside signage, both to new and existing clients.
Content includes detailed product specifications including the fixing solutions available, as well as downloadable documents such as testing reports, performance guarantee, datasheets, installation guides and videos, our track record and company certification.
To gain access to our exclusive portal, simply register today at www.aquasign.com. Alternatively our new brochure can be downloaded from the White Papers section.
Products and Services
Aquaplates, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Milling, ROV Panels and Identification Plates
Oilfield Signage, Identification Nameplates, Safety Signs and Certification Plates
Aquasign® Subsea Retrofit, and ROV Underwater and Subsea Diver Installation
Subsea Adhesives, Underwater Glue, Marine Seal and Seawater-Resistant Bonding
Aquasign® Subsea Equipment Identification System – Fixing and Installation Methods
Aquasign® Anti-Fouling Markers, Subsea Labels, Underwater Nameplates, ROV Marking
AQUASIGN: Retrofit Installation by Diver or ROV
AQUASIGN's latest product bulletin introduces the new additions to the Aquasign® subsea identification marker range - fixing solutions designed for installation subsea by ROV or diver.
Asset Identification Solutions
This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Aquasign® sale. Three decades on we have worked hard to develop our capabilities to meet customer requirements, now offering oilfield signage suitable for both topside and subsea applications.
Bonga Deep-water Project, Niger Delta, Nigeria
Valhall Oilfield, North Sea
Elgin-Franklin Offshore Field, North Sea
Chinguetti Oil Field
Clair Field, Shetlands
Snøhvit Gas Field
White Rose Oil and Gas Field
Kizomba Offshore Field Deepwater Project
Kristin Deepwater Project
Jade Oil and Gas Platform
Ormen Lange Gas Field Project, North Sea Northern
Oseberg Sør Oil and Gas Field Project
TotalFinaElf Gas Field Project
Snorre Oil and Gas Field Project
Malampaya Gas Field Project, South China Sea
Sakhalin Energy Oil and Gas Field Project
MacCulloch Oil Field Project, North Sea Central
Petro-Canada oilfield project
Norsk Hydro oilfield project, North Sea Northern
Norne, North Sea Northern, Statoil oilfield project
Hibernia Oil and Gas Field Project
Kerr-McGee Corporation oilfield project
Jotun Oil and Gas Field Project
Enterprise Oil Pierce Project, North Sea Central
Talisman Energy oil and gas field project
Sable Island Offshore Energy Project
Shearwater Gas Field Project, North Sea Central
Statoil Oil and Gas Field Project
South Arne Oil and Gas Project, Danish North Sea
Troll West Oil and Gas Field Project
Viking B Gas Field Project, North Sea Southern
Visund Oil Field Project, North Sea Northern
Liverpool Bay Oil and Gas Development Project
Mobil oil and gas field project
Alba Phase II, North Sea Northern Project
Åsgard North Sea Northern, Statoil oilfield project
Balder Oil and Gas Field Project, Norway
Boulton Gas Field Project, North Sea Southern
Conoco and Chevron gas field project
Bruce Phase II North Sea Northern
Texaco oil and gas field project
Erskine oil and gas field project
Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP), North Sea Central
Foinaven BP Oil Field, Shetland Islands
Gannet Oil and Gas Field Project
Girassol FPSO, Luanda
Gullfaks oil field project, North Sea Northern
Woodside Shell Oil and Gas Field Project
Schiehallion Oil Field Project
Statoil and BP oilfield project
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Champion Environmental Technologies Widens its Portfolio to Cover all Forms of Oilfield Signage from Surface to Seabed
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