Orca Subsea – the Global Subsea project, technology and systems provider – launched their latest, state of the art, 24-man DSV, late last year. They trialled Orca’s Mobilisation Manager recently for an interim 48-hour mobilisation at Green Head Lerwick, recording the information from the project port call.
Utilising RFID tagging technology Orca Subsea’s Mobilisation Manager was deployed to oversee the arrival, offloading, sea fastening and commissioning of every item during the project, both remotely and onsite. The application detailed the status and location of every piece of equipment involved in the project, providing visual and interactive overlays. In addition to providing a detailed as-built picture of the mobilisation which is being studied to identify efficiency savings.
The application allowed the mobilisation team to scan an area of 200 metres and give then instantaneous identification of all RFID tagged items on the quayside and vessel.
The project equipment, including reels delivered from Le Trait via the coast vessel Eemslift Nelli, were RFID tagged on arrival the day prior to the DSV arriving onsite. As the vessel arrived, key events such as the vessel being alongside, and offloading of equipment, in line with the project task plan, were recorded by Orca personnel. Building up the as-built data for later review by Orca and clients personnel to optimise future tasks.
The application also captured shift changes and weather updates; all information was fed back via the mobilisation portal, where the client monitored real-time events occurring quayside and on-board the vessel directly and from Oslo, Norway and Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
The application also reduced the need for repeated visual inspection and manifest checking, allowing click and swipe access to previously uploaded, detailed equipment manuals, procedures, certification, deck layouts and project plans. Remote project managers and stakeholders had the ability to make informed responses when issues arouse during the project, armed with comprehensive, real-time, project information.
Orca Subsea herald the trial as a huge success and proof of concept and field trial for the innovative product and hope to take the family of apps further with current and additional projects moving forward.
Full article from Scandinavian Oil and Gas Magazine can be found HERE.