Remote Operations & Minimum Manning Solutions

Transforming offshore operations, securing futures

We apply innovation to achieve transformation. Nowhere is this more apparent than the impact that our Remote Operations and Minimum Manning solutions have on offshore assets.

There, our systems are supporting operators in Oil & Gas to revolutionise safety, monitoring and maintenance practices, and transform how they operate forever.

They are also achieving dramatic improvements in efficiency, a reduction in OPEX, and enhancements to ‘end of life’ forecasts for ageing brownfield assets.

Future-fit, automated assets

In addition to the need to ensure the safety of offshore workers, OPEX costs are a threat forcing operators to consider early decommissioning of their assets.

Remote operation, and automation of production and monitoring from onshore, maximises the life of ageing assets, saves money, increases efficiency and improves safety.

Our solutions rescue the life of many aged assets aligning them to current legislation and regulation, and ultimately returning them to commercial viability.

Reducing the use of Helicopters

Proportionately reducing the cost of helicopters (amortised across the field to be £1.4M per platform) and non-productive labour, whilst minimising the associated risk to personnel.

Transferring Life-Support Equipment

Transferring life-support equipment from the installation to the access system.

Reducing Intervention Time

Reducing intervention time by 60%

Reduction in Insurance Costs

Enhanced safety and a reduced risk profile, resulting to a reduction in insurance costs.

Redundant Plant

Removing redundant plant and rationalising the replacement of obsolete equipment.

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Our remote operations have been proven to reduce intervention time by up to 60% over a two year period

Our integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) and electrical control systems can be operated from an onshore control room.

By investing in automation, and our state-of-the-art safety and control systems, topside plant and accommodation can be removed, and your asset and operational maintenance costs, will be significantly reduced.

It’s a solution that has already helped Centrica to achieve a 60% reduction in manned interventions via helicopter, and a return on investment within two years.

View the Centrica Simplification Case Study

Minimum manning, reduced costs and maximum safety

Some oil and gas installations need costly manned intervention to complete a variety of activities; primarily maintenance, modification, well services, inspection and fabric maintenance.

The amount of work required to complete inspection and maintenance activities on ageing assets, tends to increase with time.

Larger installations generally have accommodation and are manned throughout the year, but smaller installations tend to be normally unmanned (NUI).

These NUIs require engineers to be deployed by helicopter to deliver the required work. Longer interventions, particularly for NUIs, can require the support of large accommodation vessels at high additional costs.

Our remote operations solution combines distributed control systems (DCS), emergency shutdown systems (ESD) and fire and gas safety systems to enhance existing operations and maintenance,

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Restart after level B shutdown

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Enhance the quality of data acquired

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Streamline maintenance

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Protect assets from cyber threats

With additional remote technologies, you can achieve

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Start-up from all shutdown events

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Monitoring to verify safe restart to production

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Reinstatement of power

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Wellhead control

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Lens-cleaning for fire and gas monitors

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Integrity monitoring

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Safe-intervention monitoring

Enhance safety, and minimise manned interventions

Our solutions allow offshore installations to remain unmanned for longer without concerns over safety, integrity or production.

We’ll bring leading experience, and focused minds to drive your project. In close collaboration with you, they will develop a blueprint for the retrospective upgrade of manned platforms or normally unmanned installations (NUI), that would otherwise require regular intervention.

The result will enable these assets to become almost entirely unmanned and remotely controlled from an onshore control room in real-time, including black start situations.

Remote operation of all offshore platform systems can include

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Alarm management

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Asset monitoring

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Fire & gas detection and control

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Emergency shutdown and restart

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Electrical system monitoring and remote control

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