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Using real time data to reduce support costs for offshore oil and gas

Our client, a global operator of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, used for offshore oil and gas production, wanted to improve operating efficiency and reduce costs. To do this they needed a way to provide real time data to their technical teams offshore and onshore, system vendors onshore, and regulators.

Drawing on the ground breaking work PA had already completed in providing secure, remote access solutions for the drilling side of the client’s business, we developed a real time data strategy for each of the FPSOs.

We carried out a series of workshops, working closely with the client to understand the current status of real-time data on the FPSOs, and agree and prioritise the business needs for future data. We also met four key vendors to analyse how their solutions would meet the client’s needs.

We then developed high-level recommendations for the real-time data strategy, supported by details of the potential benefits, the high level architecture, cost implications and an implementation plan. A key advantage of our approach was that it could be applied to each FPSO independently and could be adapted in the future to reflect advances in the need and use of this data.

As a result of our work, the client had a clear plan to secure the real-time data they needed to manage their FPSO operations more efficiently. Our work also provided the foundation for the development of our client’s digital oilfield strategy.

To learn more about PA's work in this area or to speak to one of our experts in this industry, please  contact us now.

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