Stepping up to facilitate unmanned offshore activities

A long-planned expansion of our remote control system for drill cuttings management (DCM) has finally been installed and tested. This includes a remote control of the ship receiving the cuttings, and a data link that allows the rig operator to control the system on both rig and ship from a single screen. Before we got involved, a cuttings-transfer to boat required a large number of operators working on deck on both the rig and ship.

Now, with everything running from a common control room, no specialist personnel are required to be on the ship and costs and HSE incident chances, have never been lower.