STUART, Florida – Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) has finished a feasibility study for a planned submarine cable system waters between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
The client, an unnamed oil and gas operator, is investigating the cable route system to improve the remote control and communications capabilities of offshore oil and gas platforms in the region.
According to OSI, reliable, secure, high-speed fiber optic communication systems allow offshore personnel to stay connected with family and friends during deployments, and allow onshore engineers and managers to remotely manage the platforms’ workflow and interact with crew and control systems on a real-time basis where needed.
And with higher-speed connectivity, certain operations and reporting functions can be conducted remotely from a land-based operations center, offering gains in terms of staffing and productivity.
The feasibility study is a step towards determining whether a proposed submarine cable route will deliver on the original project objectives. The aims include identifying alternative routing and configuration concepts, assessing any potential risks and establishing realistic project timelines.