The initial development of offshore oil and gas fields involves various operations, including exploration, extraction, processing, and distribution performed in adverse environments. During these initial development phases, the oil and gas exploration and production equipment utilised are of immense importance.
Speaking more broadly, the infrastructure and equipment used for all offshore processes require regular inspection, testing, maintenance, and monitoring to ensure they are operating at optimal levels.
Finding top suppliers of oil and gas exploration and production equipment
Offshore Technology has listed some of the leading suppliers of exploration and production (E&P) equipment such as underwater hull cleaning equipment, pressure vessel inspection equipment, welding engineering equipment, and waste heat recovery systems, based on its experience in the sector.
The list includes providers of scaffolding equipment, flare and burner boom systems, non-destructive inspection and testing equipment, waste management services, thermal imaging surveying services, and offshore inspection services.
The information contained within the document is designed for drilling and inspection engineers, downstream operations specialists, field specialists, remote operations drilling technicians, production engineers, senior engineers, and offshore production and inspection operators.
The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details.
Advantages of underwater hull cleaning equipment
Underwater hull cleaning equipment is mainly used for cleaning marine growth from offshore installations such as floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels, production platforms, and other large infrastructure.
Underwater hull cleaning helps in keeping the facilities ready for offshore inspections and repair works and enhancing the overall life of the infrastructure. Mechanical cleaning with hydraulic metals and hydrodynamic cavitation are some of the common methods used for underwater hull cleaning.
Need for offshore inspection services and oil and gas exploration and production equipment
Offshore inspection and testing of oilfield infrastructure ensure their integrity, helps to improve the safety of operations, increase operational uptime, detect points of failure, mitigate the risk of failure, and help in scheduling maintenance activities.
Offshore inspection services within the oil and gas sector include automated ultrasonic testing and phased array scanning, real-time radiography, corrosion mapping, magnetic particle inspection, eddy current inspection, and radiographic inspection.
Energy optimisation on offshore platforms using waste heat recovery systems
Offshore platforms utilise gas turbines to fulfil their electricity requirements, but also contribute heavily toward carbon dioxide emissions. Waste heat recovery systems (WHRS) and units can help in recovering the thermal energy from flue gas streams and gas turbines that can be used for fulfilling some of the heat requirements on offshore platforms. WHRS also help in reducing fuel consumption and capital costs.