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Industry Challenges

Smart Controls & Monitoring

  • Predictive based condition monitoring
  • Autonomous condition monitoring and non-intrusive testing
  • Smart controls and AI applications
  • Underwater robotics and intelligent control
  • Self diagnosis, repair and isolation
  • Communication and data transmission (wireless and/or fibre and/or satellite)
  • Data mining and data management with focus on anomaly detection
  • Subsea asset integrity and performance management
  • Leak detection
  • Wet gas detection
  • Intelligent dosing of chemicals on demand
  • Robotics/autonomous devices & digital technology (inspection, monitoring and prediction)
  • Onshore monitoring and control
  • Reservoir fluids monitoring
  • E field , UK centre for world wide subsea facilities controls
  • Anti surge control valve
  • Penetrators – for the compressor motor and other electrical equipment
  • High voltage connectors
  • Subsea step down transformers
  • Retro-fitable sensors, battery and data comms for CP, WT, Obstructions
  • Anti-surge actuator
  • TDR for fibre optic health monitoring
  • Underwater water vision in turbid conditions
  • Object recognition through image integration
  • Fusion of subsea devices and platforms
  • Manipulator precision
  • Closed loop feedback for more precise actuation of hydraulics
  • electrical actuation as opposed to hydraulic
  • Energy monitoring as a means of condition monitoring
  • Field positional / navigation systems , spatial awareness
  • Development of a new generation of integrated sand and erosion monitoring device(s) for subsea systems
  • Development of a new generation of multiphase flow meter
  • Subsea pressurised power electronics
  • 3D camera development
  • Control system obsolescence and reliability
  • Subsea pressurised power electronics

Simulation & Modelling

  • Comparative reliability modelling for design purposes
  • Reliability performance prediction
  • Economic viability modelling
  • Subsea simulation for diagnostic purposes
  • Subsea simulation for design and training purposes
  • Anomaly detection evaluation
  • “Soft” models, incorporating political, environmental, economic and tax factors
  • Power demand management
  • Flow assurance modelling for minimising lost production
  • Separation / Process modelling
  • Prognosis for fatigue & fracture
  • Systems Failure Analysis for reliability/integrity
  • Data Mining/Modelling with Augmented Virtual Reality User Interfaces
  • Genetic Algorithms for Sand Production Forecast and sand transport in multiphase environment.
  • Slug modelling
  • Power transmission modelling, voltage drop and losses
  • Improved subsea metering
  • Decision systems for process performance and condition monitoring
  • GIS for pipeline network

Materials Technology

  • Fit for purpose conventional materials
  • Materials for HP/HT applications
  • Corrosion resistant and H2S tolerant materials
  • Under insulation NDT
  • Flexible risers inspection and evaluation
  • Mechanical and thermal properties of syntactic foams

Subsea Power

  • Power generation from well
  • Energy harvesting inc. batteries

Subsea process(es)/ing & Flow assurance

  • Multi phase flow modelling
  • Modelling of non -newtonian fluid flow – heavy oil
  • Modelling flow with high CO2 component
  • Subsea corrosive gas separation
  • Subsea CO2 separation , reinjection, storage
  • Subsea tree repair
  • Efficient retrofit – boosting
  • Integrated Hydrate Flow Assurance for subsea developments
  • Hydrate remediation tool kit
  • Time-variant and spatial variation of corrosion
  • EOR esp for deep water & CCS
  • Std. BOP stack
  • Efficient retrofit – boosting
  • Integrated Hydrate Flow Assurance for subsea developments
  • Hydrate remediation tool kit
  • Time-variant and spatial variation of corrosion
  • EOR esp. for deep water & CCS