Technological innovations and optimized work methods in subsea maintenance and production

Authors

  • Obinna Joshua Ochulor SHEVAL Engineering Services Limited - Levene Energy Holdings Limited, Nigeria
  • Oludayo Olatoye Sofoluwe Terrarium Energy Resources Limited, Nigeria
  • Ayemere Ukato Independent Researcher, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Dazok Donald Jambol Independent Researcher, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/estj.v5i5.1112

Abstract

Subsea maintenance and production represent critical aspects of offshore operations, vital for sustaining energy production and ensuring operational efficiency. However, these endeavors face numerous challenges, including the complexities of deepwater environments, harsh weather conditions, and the high costs associated with traditional maintenance methods. To address these challenges, this paper explores the integration of technological innovations and optimized work methods in subsea operations. Technological innovations play a pivotal role in revolutionizing subsea maintenance and production. Remote monitoring and control systems enable real-time data collection and decision-making, enhancing operational visibility and efficiency. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) offer the capability to conduct inspections and repairs in remote and hazardous environments, reducing human intervention and associated risks. Robotics and automation further streamline maintenance tasks, improving accuracy and reducing downtime. Advanced materials and coatings enhance equipment durability and corrosion resistance, prolonging asset lifecycles and reducing maintenance requirements. In parallel, optimized work methods offer strategic approaches to enhance subsea operations' effectiveness. Predictive maintenance strategies leverage data analytics and machine learning to anticipate equipment failures, enabling proactive interventions and minimizing downtime. Condition-based monitoring facilitates real-time assessment of asset health, enabling timely maintenance interventions and cost savings. Integrated asset management systems provide holistic insights into asset performance and facilitate informed decision-making. Lean operations and continuous improvement methodologies further optimize workflows, driving operational excellence and cost efficiency. Through case studies and industry examples, this paper highlights the successful implementation of technological innovations and optimized work methods in subsea maintenance and production. Furthermore, it explores future trends, regulatory considerations, and the importance of industry collaborations in shaping the future of subsea operations. Ultimately, the integration of these approaches offers a pathway towards enhanced operational efficiency, reduced costs, and sustainable subsea operations.

Keywords: Technological Innovations, Optimized Work Methods, Subsea Maintenance and Production.

Published

2024-05-05 — Updated on 2024-05-05

How to Cite

Obinna Joshua Ochulor, Oludayo Olatoye Sofoluwe, Ayemere Ukato, & Dazok Donald Jambol. (2024). Technological innovations and optimized work methods in subsea maintenance and production. Engineering Science & Technology Journal, 5(5), 1627-1642. https://doi.org/10.51594/estj.v5i5.1112

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