HAMPSHIRE, UK — Hyprops Nigeria Ltd. has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon robotic vehicle to increase its long-term footprint in Nigeria.
Hyprops provides a wide range of services to the Nigerian offshore oil and gas sector, and adding the Falcon as its resource is in keeping with the federal government’s initiative to increase indigenous participation in the sector.
Falcon depth options range from 300 m to 1,000 m. Falcon's iCON intelligent control system allows the option of customization of the vehicle and gives the pilot total control. The vehicle provides easy access to spares and a choice of tools and accessories, as well as an open frame construction allowing ease of fitting various sensors and tooling to meet client requirements. The vehicle has a five-function manipulator arm, wire cutter and brushes enabling light work intervention.
Hyprops said the Falcon will give them the ability to meet the constant and vital need to inspect pipelines, flowlines, risers, vessels and platforms in both shallow and deepwater projects.
Hyprops will deploy the Falcon on subsea inspection, survey, light-intervention and maintenance services for current and future projects in the Nigerian market where their clients include international and indigenous oil companies.