Atlantas Marine has recently delivered a VideoRay training programme for OneSubsea at their UK production facility. OneSubsea are a multinational organisation that specialise in the fabrication of subsea trees, which are used to monitor and control the flow of offshore oil & gas wells.
These Christmas trees are subjected to enormous pressures, and require rigorous testing before they can be commissioned. One such test is conducted in a large water tank where the hoses and valves are subjected to high internal pressure. Because of the risk of explosion, the only way to safely monitor the test is by remote camera feed. One Subsea use a VideoRay Explorer ROV to fly around the tank checking for leakage bubbles throughout the test. Its unique small size and agile flying style make it the ideal vehicle to explore areas which other ROVs would struggle to access.
The training programme was delivered by Atlantas Marine engineer Mark Salter, and followed on from earlier training, given 6 months previously. The training included: ROV maintenance, pre/post dive checks, how to ballast the vehicle, fault troubleshooting, and flying techniques.
One Subsea employee David Brown commented: “The training followed a practical approach which worked perfectly with the shop floor guys. The experience of the trainer was evident and his practical knowledge of operating ROVs in the field gave added context to the course. There was a perfect balance between classroom demonstrations and practical tasks. Everyone took a lot away from the day and the points covered will undoubtedly help us increase the effectiveness of our ROV operations”