One-stop environment monitoring solution
Floating Production Systems are deployed in remote locations and harsh environments, continuously impacted by the action of wind, waves and currents over their lifetimes. Common challenges associated with the environment include short-term uncertainty in prevailing conditions that impact daily operations, structural overload by extreme weather events, and long-term wear and tear. Access to reliable in situ metocean data helps mitigate and avoid such asset integrity risks.
Given the complex nature of metocean processes, monitoring the environment can involve simultaneous measurement of numerous physical parameters in real time. Meeting such a challenge requires a comprehensive marine instrumentation system, rigorous data management standards and easy access to data, both locally and remotely.
Fugro’s NorthStar Environment Monitoring System contains a range of sensors that analyses and reports on key meteorological and oceanographic parameters in real time. The system displays environmental information on the local network and is remotely accessible to support field operations. The system enables sharing of data critical to asset performance, such as vessel motions, mooring tension and hydrocarbon process parameters, by interfacing with the integrated control and safety system. Our environment monitoring system can further improve operational planning through the consolidation of metocean data from surrounding assets and integration of weather forecasts. A data logger archives historical information on wind, wave and current conditions which enables statistical analysis for design verification and asset life extension.
NorthStar Environment Monitoring System can be used in combination with additional NorthStar services for enhanced FPS asset integrity monitoring.