SEA develops new Subsea Control Module for Oil & Gas sector

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01 February 2017

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The Subsea Control Module (SCM), including a Subsea Electronic Module (SEM) and Master Control Station (MCS), has been developed by SEA’s Subsea Engineering team, based in Aberdeen.

It is designed to bring a new dimension to combatting obsolescence as pressure mounts to extract more life from existing equipment, particularly in the reducing North Sea sector.

Further benefits of the SEA system include a high level of configurability while maintaining reduced complexity by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware where available. Recent work in decommissioning has also highlighted a need for pre-abandonment monitoring systems.

SEA Subsea Engineering Director Matt Blair said: “The current market makes us all challenge conventional thinking. Our wider experience within the subsea production controls and defence industries allows us to bring novel and innovative solutions to address an increasingly competitive environment.

“The challenges of hardware obsolescence drives our flexible approach to engineering offering solutions designed with maintainability and a circular economy in mind.”

SEA’s Subsea Engineering team is exhibiting the new SCM on Stand #89 at Subsea Expo, Aberdeen, from 1st – 3rd February 2017.