A First for Egypt as Fugro Revolutionizes Subsea Installation for GUPCO

Published on : 2021-08-12

Fugro has completed a novel subsea installation campaign for Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co. (GUPCO) offshore Egypt.

This involved use of Fugro’s QuickVision contact-less positioning service instead of the traditional survey sensors typically attached to subsea structures during installation.

QuickVision employs a ‘smart’ camera, attached to an ROV, to determine the heading and attitude of a subsea structure as it is landed.

This approach is said to eliminate the need for pre-installation of a sensor package on the structure, with retrieval performed once installation is complete, reducing the time and costs associated with use of a dive support vessel.

Lotfi Ibrahim, drilling operation manager for Dragon Oil (GUPCO), said: “The conventional sensor method is time-consuming and is not without risk. Fugro’s QuickVision allowed us to deliver safer…operations, and within the desired accuracy.”

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