Digital Innovation in Subsea Integrity Management – Ricky Thethi, Vice President, Woking

31st October 2019  ⋅  13:40 – 15:00 Session 3 – Digital Integrity Management ⋅  Aker Solutions, Aberdeen UK

Since the oil price downturn in late 2014, the offshore oil and gas industry has started to accelerate the implementation of digital technologies to drive cost efficiencies in all areas of its business from exploration to production operations.

The upstream offshore sector is comprised of many interfacing disciplines such as subsurface, drilling and completions, subsea, facilities and production operations. Digital initiatives in the areas of subsurface imaging, drilling of subsea wells and topsides integrity have been well publicised within the industry. Integrity of the subsea infrastructure is one area that is currently playing catch up in the digital space and lends itself well for data computational efficiencies that AI technologies can provide to reduce cost and lower the risk of subsea equipment downtime.

This paper details digital technologies employed in the area of subsea integrity management to meet the objectives of centralising access to critical integrity data, automating workflows to collect data and assess it, and use advanced technologies such as machine learning to perform more accurate and faster engineering analysis using large volumes of field measured data.

A case study of a typical subsea field will be presented comparing non-digital and digital approaches to subsea IM. The case study will demonstrate where technologies such as digital twins for dynamic structures, and auto anomaly detection using image recognition algorithms are being deployed to provide a step change in the quality and processing power of subsea integrity data coming from field. The presentation will demonstrate how use of a smart IM approach combined with strong domain knowledge in subsea engineering can lead to cost savings in operating subsea assets.

More information: The Future Subsea Digital Toolbox Conference

Digital Innovation in Subsea Integrity Management – Ricky Thethi, Vice President, Woking

31st October 2019  ⋅  13:40 – 15:00 Session 3 – Digital Integrity Management ⋅  Aker Solutions, Aberdeen UK

Since the oil price downturn in late 2014, the offshore oil and gas industry has started to accelerate the implementation of digital technologies to drive cost efficiencies in all areas of its business from exploration to production operations.

The upstream offshore sector is comprised of many interfacing disciplines such as subsurface, drilling and completions, subsea, facilities and production operations. Digital initiatives in the areas of subsurface imaging, drilling of subsea wells and topsides integrity have been well publicised within the industry. Integrity of the subsea infrastructure is one area that is currently playing catch up in the digital space and lends itself well for data computational efficiencies that AI technologies can provide to reduce cost and lower the risk of subsea equipment downtime.

This paper details digital technologies employed in the area of subsea integrity management to meet the objectives of centralising access to critical integrity data, automating workflows to collect data and assess it, and use advanced technologies such as machine learning to perform more accurate and faster engineering analysis using large volumes of field measured data.

A case study of a typical subsea field will be presented comparing non-digital and digital approaches to subsea IM. The case study will demonstrate where technologies such as digital twins for dynamic structures, and auto anomaly detection using image recognition algorithms are being deployed to provide a step change in the quality and processing power of subsea integrity data coming from field. The presentation will demonstrate how use of a smart IM approach combined with strong domain knowledge in subsea engineering can lead to cost savings in operating subsea assets.

More information: The Future Subsea Digital Toolbox Conference