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Condition and Performance Monitoring of Subsea Production Systems

Topics: Subsea systems

Integrity management involves availability, access, and the analysis of necessary information. Even though you identify what is wrong, you need someone who is able to correct the issue and who has the correct spare part. Operators are focused on maintaining production and they prefer to conduct maintenance at planned intervals. When things start to fail, procedures exist for whom to call, how to troubleshoot, and what to do next.

The goal of a condition and performance monitoring (CPM) system is to detect irregularities and the details associated with them before a production alarm situation is reached. That way, the appropriate action can be taken to ensure equipment availability (Fig. 1).

The increase in field complexity and the decrease in the number of control room operators makes it necessary to think differently when it comes to integrity management. Integrated operations combine the operator and vendor in a common team for troubleshooting and solving issues. CPM is a solution developed by FMC Technologies to avoid unplanned production stops.

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Condition and Performance Monitoring of Subsea Production Systems

01 December 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 12

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