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Subsea 7 Presents Papers at OTC 2012

30 April 2012

Subsea 7, a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry, will deliver two papers on the second day of this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), in Houston, USA, on 1 May. The two papers demonstrate the Company’s groundbreaking work in developing subsea technology.

Appropriately titled ‘Frontier Subsea Technologies’, this paper presented by Subsea 7’s Project Director Philippe Gleize describes the innovation and the key challenges to deliver first oil in the landmark Pazflor project, operated by Total E&P Angola. Subsea 7 successfully installed three subsea separation units (SSUs), each weighing in excess of 1,000t.

Subsea 7 Engineering Manager James Jamieson will also present a paper on the technical challenges in creating the pioneering Autonomous Inspection Vehicle (AIV), which is set to transform Life-of-Field projects. Working from Subsea 7’s Aberdeen office in Scotland, the team has now fully developed the AIV and it is commercially available. The AIV can operate directly from a host facility, such as an FPSO or Platform, or from infield support vessels or mobile rigs. It can provide cost-effective, low-risk inspection to aid field survey and integrity management and intervention activities.