On the journey to subsea electrification that started 20 years ago with the introduction of the first retrofit electric actuators, the amount of data created from subsea assets has been growing and unlocked new opportunities for Operators. Indeed, electric actuators are intelligent subsea nodes, providing insights beyond hydraulic systems, enabling advanced automation, diagnostics, and prediction.
Software systems have therefore become key to deliver value to Operators for production optimization and for reduction of unexpected downtime. But as the amount of data grows, challenges have presented themselves, requiring a strategic approach on data acquisition and data management.
The case study exemplifies recent learnings and explores how the challenges can be overcome or mitigated.
This is only the beginning as subsea electrification is developing from standalone e-actuators to all-electric systems through Joint Industry Programs. The expertise developed in electric control systems by the subsea industry will play a significant role in the industry’s contribution to the energy transition.
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