In our drive to improve, Sulmara Subsea personnel identified that the standard industry deliverables fell markedly short of what was achievable using in-house knowledge to its full potential.
As such, Sulmara Subsea decided to set a new standard for “as-built” charting and deliverables. Typically, survey contractors deliver data in the form of standard excel graphs for interim trenching data. Often the data presented is from multiple sources, all of which needs to be presented in a way that allows the easy identification of trends and correlations for the trenching team to evaluate the results.
This is time consuming and requires significant amount of man hours to provide the data.
Sulmara are already delivering survey data from hull mounted sensors mounted on USVs, controlled via satellite communication in ‘over-the-horizon’ mode.
Currently there is no commercially available uncrewed data acquisition service, capable of meeting the survey requirements for offshore decommissioning. Focussing on a reduction in cost and environmental impact, Sulmara aim to minimise the requirement for large survey vessels when delivering the data required for decommissioning.
This can be achieved by deploying an ROTV to locate survey sensors (including video, sidescan sonar, MBES, pipetracker and magnetometer) close to the seabed. This capability will suit not just the decommissioning sector, but will be relevant throughout the oil and gas (O&G) project lifecycle and have cross sector appeal with significant opportunities within offshore wind. Working with Xodus, and their Xamin tool, further cost and environmental benefits can be realised through campaigning and reduced mobilisations /demobilisations.