Oil and Gas
Protecting Oil and Gas Assets
Oil and gas contributes over 50% of the world’s energy needs. There are over 6000 fixed or floating platforms (mooring platforms) for oil and natural gas exploration and production. They have undersea pipes to storage tanks and pipelines to transport oil and gas to the shore. There is constant movement of supply and maintenance ships, as well as other unrelated marine vessels near or around platforms.
The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers published a report on the collision risk to offshore oil & gas exploration and production industry. In the UK Continental Shelf, UK Health and Safety Executive data confirmed that over 25 years, 253 installations had 423 collision events, an average of one collision every 14.6 years.
Areas of Protection
Captains of supply, crew and other operational ships need to identify mooring, anchorage and hazardous areas to ensure safe vessel movement.
Guarding pipelines at the platform and to shore to prevent damage from anchors and other vessel activity.
Oil and gas exploration
Prevent accidental damage to towed streamers and other equipment by making them electronically visible to other vessels.