Caisson risers installed through drilling slots are an increasingly common method to add additional riser access to existing oil and gas production platforms. This paper describes the inspection methodology used for two new caisson risers on the Talisman Energy owned Tartan platform in the North Sea. The methodology for qualification of the inspection system for both plain carbon steels and Inconel 625 (UNS N06625) clad carbon steel is described. The offshore performance of the SMUT system is discussed and the time and safety benefits of this system are highlighted.

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