Challenges of Underwater Structure Monitoring for Offshore Operations

With an increasing focus on improving efficiencies throughout the global energy sector, the installation of subsea structures on the seabed can pose complex and costly challenges if handled incorrectly. It is essential that installation work is completed thoroughly and quickly, due not only to the harsh conditions which equipment can face, but also to the traditionally high financial costs of having installation vessels on site. In order to overcome these considerable safety, logistical and financial challenges, it is crucial that the positioning and monitoring of vast subsea structures can be tracked in real time. Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has developed technology suitable for subsea installation monitoring, which was successfully deployed for two major projects in the North Sea.

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