Oilfield services provider Subsea7 has had a breakthrough in its remote piloting technology offering: it has put over 9,000 km between its operations in Scotland and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) offshore Brazil. It is collaborating there with state oil company Petrobras.
Subsea7 has shown it can perform key inspection repair and maintenance tasks precisely and safely under remote control with the potential to increase operational flexibility, it said in an August 21 statement (see image, courtesy Subsea7).
““This was a major milestone for Subsea7,” the company said. “Subsea7 has deployed remote piloting systems on ROVs in the North Sea region, but this demonstration was our first remote piloting operation conducted for Brazil.”