REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
ABERDEEN DRILLING CONSULTANTS
Over the last decade the drive to discover and exploit new reserves of oil has taken drilling into deeper and deeper waters bringing with it a whole new set of operational demands and dangers. Responding to this the industry has invested heavily in the development and widespread utilisation of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s), to replace human activity when the safety risk is judged too great. Thanks to recent advances in technology and design, today’s ROV’s are highly complex and capable pieces of equipment and have become a crucial asset for the deep sea drilling environment.
Recognising the essential role played by these critical machines, and the need for them to comply to the requirements of API S53, ADC has assembled a specialist ROV AUDIT TEAM that benefit from not only decades of inspection experience of BOP and well control equipment , but also draw upon specialist expertise gained from working on, and maintaining complex integrated control systems within the aviation industry.
ADC’s new ROV team conduct audits to ensure compliance to API, NORSOK and ISO standards as well as UK HSE regulations such as LOLER and PUWER where applicable. ADC audits also take into consideration and utilise the approved codes of practice as detailed by IMCA.
Typically an acceptance audit of a rig based ROV system includes the
following inspection aspects:
1. SURVEY, INSPECTION AND FUNCTION TESTING
2. CONDITION AND FITNESS FOR PURPOSE INSPECTION
OF THE FOLLOWING:
a) Remote Operated Vehicle (including vehicle, power systems, manipulators, cameras, lights, instrumentation and auto functions)
b) Tether Management System, Launch and Recovery System and Umbilical cable
c) Control Cabin and control and telemetry systems
d) Maintenance facilities and spares
3. SURVEY FOR BOP CAPABILITY AND
COMPLIANCE WITH API S53 REQUIREMENTS
Through ADC’s ROV Audit Team’s comprehensive auditing and verification of performance and compliance, rig operators can be confident that their onboard ROV’s will not only deliver optimum performance but will help significantly to reduce the incidence of
unexpected faults with resultant savings in costly downtime.
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