New technologies in offshore monitoring – and their impact — were the main topics of discussion at a recent OGP workshop. It took place in conjunction with Oceanology International 2014 and was a joint effort of the Association’s Environment, Geomatics and Metocean Committees.
The workshop attracted 55 attendees from 12 oil and gas companies as well as representatives from a range of service providers. The presentations covered subjects including remote sensing, sampling devices and sensors, unmanned aerial, surface and underwater vehicles, robotics, subsea and aerial data transmission, data analysis and assimilation and data management.
The workshop also featured a ‘technology roadmapping’ session to generate consensus on technological drivers, challenges and enabling actions. It culminated with a series of recommendations for consideration by OGP members.
As a result of this session, a task force is now producing a technology brief that will build on the workshop results, identify new technologies’ state of play of and frame the industry challenges and opportunities ahead