OTC.10: Subsea sensor replacement system introduced

At the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Emerson is introducing the first integrated system to replace sensors on subsea production equipment using ROVs. The Roxar ROV sensor retrieval system makes sensor replacement faster and less expensive, says ROXAR.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – At the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Emerson is introducing the first integrated system to replace sensors on subsea production equipment using ROVs. The Roxar ROV sensor retrieval system makes sensor replacement faster and less expensive, says ROXAR.

Not only does the remote retrieval and replacement of sensors on subsea production equipment require a standard ROV, Emerson also is making available the intellectual property for the interface to enable adoption into a variety of proprietary systems.

The system consists of four main components, a permanently installed mechanical interface, a sensor/transmitter, the ROV-based sensor retrieval tool, and the hydraulics and control system, says Emerson.

The Roxar ROV Sensor Retrieval System is being evaluated and tested by a consortium that includes Emerson, BP, Chevron, Shell, Total, and Statoil, says Emerson. This Joint Industry Project is sponsored by Demo 2000, a Norwegian government research initiative, which has the goal of increasing efficiencies and cost effective technologies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). ISO and API standards certification for this new technology is being sought this year.

05/04/2010

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