Our subsea production control system simplifies subsea operations by providing open systems for control, communications, and data management. Using open standards allows remote support and connectivity to any subsea installation worldwide where internet connectivity is available. Connection can be made using any standard web browser.
By making our systems open, operators can benefit by a reduction in downtime, an increase in production and explanation of subsea fields, and an ability to retrofit designs into existing operations. The system is ideal for upgrading applications where data transmission requirements are increasing, as, for example, in smart wells, video, riser or vibration monitoring, 4D seismic, and multiphase measurements.
Subsea Video Surveillance System
Weatherford’s subsea surveillance system provides video recording in presentation mode and transmission of real-time video. The system allows you to create a video history of installations, upgrades and repairs, or real-time viewing of system operations.
The camera system can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt, and change the lighting. The camera is modular in design and has a depth-rating of 1000 meters with the aluminum housing and 3000 meters with the titanium housing. The system includes a complete web-based software suite for control, storage, and display of image data.
The turnkey vibration monitoring system is for use on subsea rotating machinery. It consists of a sensor assembly, subsea canister with controller electronics, and topside software for presentation and analysis.
The acoustic monitoring system provides gas leak detection or condition monitoring with acoustic sonar. The acoustic sonar instrument can detect leakages of both liquid and gas in subsea processing plants, pipeline systems, and valves. The system provides instant recognition at the surface of a leak occurring subsea.
Weatherford provides a complete retrofit system for real-time sand detection. Individual power and communication are provided to each sensor and the communication is consolidated with the OCC. The standard software suite (TIACS) provides the seamless interface for the sand applications.
The system is modular and can be extended easily to include complex sensors with high demands in power consumption and communication speed. The subsea solution allows for multiple modules stacked together, and includes parking positions for all jumpers.
Weatherford’s system provides a simple and robust solution for subsea intelligent wells. It makes it easy to instrument and control new intelligent wells and also provides a cost- effective upgrade path when retrofitting existing wells with intelligent completions. The system is proven and in use in the world’s largest smart well field in Norway.