Fugro performs first North Sea remote heading control operation

12 July 2019

Fugro recently provided remote positioning services aboard a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel during a scheduled subsea inspection, repair and maintenance campaign in the North Sea.

The week-long operation for Bluewater included accurate remote configuration of the positioning systems aboard the FPSO, assisting anchor handling vessel and dive support vessel, with no survey crew offshore. This, first fully-remote FPSO heading control operation in the North Sea, enabled significant operational cost savings and the reduction in offshore personnel reduced risk.

Fugro managed the remote operation from Aberdeen, UK, using a robust low bandwidth connection to command and control the integrated survey system on the vessel and communication with the FPSO's marine crew. Bluewater could also monitor operations in real-time from the shore via a web browser link.

Fugro has now provided over 100,000 remote service project hours for rig and FPSO positioning around the globe from its 7 key remote service centres, with 24/7 onshore supervision in Aberdeen, Bergen, Houston, Macaé, Perth and Singapore. Clients benefit from easy-to-install survey equipment and the flexibility of a scalable tiered service ranging from excursion monitoring to remote rig and FPSO positioning solutions.

Fugro GB (North) Marine Ltd (formerly Fugro Survey)
Denmore Road
Bridge of Don
Scotland AB23 8JW
T: +44 1224 257500
F: +44 1224 853900

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