Neptune Energy awarded a subsea inspection contract to geo-data specialist, Fugro, which will employ state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.
Fugro’s scope of work includes inspection of subsea infrastructure including pipelines and umbilicals, spools and communication cables, and standard structural surveys of the Neptune-operated Cygnus gas platform jackets.
Fugro will deploy Remotely Operated Vehicles from the Edda Sun vessel to carry out the inspection work. Data processors, who would traditionally review the inspection data from onboard the vessel, will complete the work from Fugro’s new Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Aberdeen, more than 600 miles away.
Using new digital compression and communications technology, the ROC team will interpret the inspection information, process the data and report to Neptune in real-time. This speeds up the process while reducing the number of team members physically present on the Edda Sun vessel, supporting the need to socially distance due to COVID-19.