Our client is a prominent player in the oil and gas industry, specializing in offshore operations. They operate an FPSO stationed, offshore Ivory Coast. The remote location of this asset presents unique challenges, with personnel and contractors often enduring long transfers to reach the location. The FPSO is subject to high temperatures and humidity, which significantly impact the structural integrity of the vessel, necessitating critical maintenance for optimal performance and longevity. The client is committed to achieving the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and productivity while overcoming environmental and logistical obstacles faced in the region. They embrace innovation, leverage cutting-edge technologies, and implement solutions to address these challenges continuously.
Innovation in Action
ChallengeThe client aimed to improve the efficiency of their anomaly management processes. They identified the advantages of having their FPSO accessible on the R2S platform, such as reducing the number of information requests to the offshore team. The integrity manager relies on R2S to review inspection reports but required a broader view of the inspection location. With R2S, the manager could "explore the site" with ease and gain better understanding. The Integrity team realized that R2S could become a valuable component of the wider integrity management process and ultimately move them forward in achieving greater efficiency.
In collaboration with AIS, the client optimized anomaly management processes using their existing R2S application. They developed a visually interactive map of anomalies, seamlessly integrating them as an additional layer of data on general arrangement drawings and 360 imagery. This approach empowered the integrity team to explore anomaly data from a new viewpoint, enhancing planning and execution workflows.
Over 90% of all anomalies registered within the third-party IFS system were seamlessly integrated and tagged into R2S. These anomalies were accurately placed in their designated locations on the vessel using XYZ platform coordinates and enabling rapid access to relevant metadata associated with each anomaly.
To maximize usability and customization, every anomaly tag was equipped with a distinct icon, representing criticality levels and the desired completion date. This ensured that users could easily identify and prioritize anomalies based on their unique characteristics, promoting flexibility and integration into their workflow.
This case study highlights the collaboration between an oil and gas industry player and AIS to enhance anomaly management processes in the client’s offshore operations. Through the integration of anomaly data into R2S, the client achieved improved operational efficiency and reduced offshore travel.
This resulted in proactive maintenance strategies and informed decision-making. The successful collaboration demonstrates the transformative impact of innovation and technology in optimizing offshore operations.