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Oil and gas

Power testing

Northbridge has many years’ experience in testing and commissioning in the oil and gas industries and has been involved in large projects around the world, including recently successfully completing a 50MVA test for an onshore oil pumping station in the Far East.

Commissioning offshore turbines using loadbanks is essential, as a failure can be difficult and expensive to rectify once the platform is at sea. Loss of production revenue can run into millions of dollars.

The testing involves incremental steps up to full load to check turbine parameters for both fuel consumption and different types of fuel. In addition, monitoring vibration, temperature and airflow will ensure peak efficiency once the facility is on station and working to capacity. At the same time, it is possible to simulate the effect of a large block load being introduced or withdrawn, e.g. a pump or compressor, measuring the recovery interval until the engine speed returns to normal. This mitigates against the risk that the engine does not recover and the alternator fails.

Oil tools

Through its Oil Tools Division, Tasman Oil Tools, Northbridge offers a broad range of drilling equipment, support products, provision of offshore and in-house specialised services, as well as servicing of client-owned equipment. Tasman has developed an intimate knowledge of the requirements of the Australasian, New Zealand and Middle Eastern oil, gas, and geothermal industry and landscape.

Our tools and services are utilised in downstream and upstream campaigns for onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling, coal bed methane and geothermal drilling operations.

Tasman aims to provide our customers with high quality, economically viable solutions. We are committed to maintaining ongoing dialogue with our clients and providing a high level of ongoing support designed to build long-term business relationships.