The Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability Joint Industry Project (SEAR JIP) is led by Wood Group and supported by operators including, Shell, Woodside, INPEX, and PTTEP.
The main focus of the project, now entering into Phase IV, is to improve subsea equipment design and lessen the requirement for costly and time-consuming interventions in Australia’s offshore warm water environment.
This latest phase has the following goals:
- Facilitate a “lessons learned” forum, where operators will share experience about equipment performance.
- Deliver a cloud-based reliability database facilitating assessment of operators’ equipment performance and a comparison of vendors’ performance for equipment installed in Australian waters.
- Deliver a testing program that will benchmark the ability of different subsea electrical cable designs to block gas permeation and migration, and test new technologies to help prevent marine fouling.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “In addition, our subsea business is using our data analytics capabilities to help improve reliability, and we hope to be able to combine these learnings with the SEAR program.”
Operators and vendors interested in becoming involved in the study should contact Adriana Botto atAdriana.Botto@woodgroup.com.