Offshore (Oil & Gas) Applications

Pipeline Survey

AUVs provide a rapid way to conduct pipeline surveys. Able to track alongside or overhead a pipe without intervention from an operator, Hydroid AUVs can collect HiSAS, SSS, MBE and SBP data to assess burial, freespans and buckling. During the overhead survey the on-board camera collects a mosaic of images for visual condition inspection of the pipe, junctions, sleepers and anodes. This data is quickly visualized in the Reflection post mission analysis tool that, for quality purposes, identifies areas of concern for further inspection. 

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Debris/Clearance Survey

Debris assessment and site clearance with AUVs is faster than traditional methods and also offers the ability to collect much higher resolution data. Pre- and post-decommissioning assessments are good examples of AUV missions that can help quantify the impact of recent work on the sea floor.

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Baseline Environmental Assessment

The requirement to determine an environmental baseline is becoming more common. Whether they’re detecting and quantifying natural seeps, classifying the seabed type or even mapping habitats, Hydroid's AUVs can get closer to the area of interest than any competing AUV, allowing them to collect more meaningful data and samples. Methane, dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide detection can be combined with MBE water column data to detect bubbles in the water. These data can all be collected during a multipurpose mission by using both sidescan imagery and bathymetry, maximizing productivity from every single dive.

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Pipeline Survey
Debris/Clearance Survey
Baseline Environmental Assessment