Oceaneering International Inc. and Pacific Drilling have entered into an industry-first, five-year digital services package agreement to provide better reliability and improved throughput enabling streaming video and real-time data.
This will allow the provision of emerging services such as remote ROV piloting, surveying, and automation aboard Pacific Drilling’s high-specification drillship fleet.
With better, more reliable connectivity onboard Pacific’s drillships, customers can leverage data to make better decisions, faster. Benefits also include higher security, increased access and management of third parties as well as new and expanded digital services.
“We are delighted to work with Pacific Drilling to make the ‘Rig of the Future’ a reality,” said Kelly McDowell, Oceaneering’s Global Data Solutions Director. “By choosing this integrated rig services package, Pacific and its customers can increase transparency as well as worker safety by leveraging our cross-functional team to maximize efficiency.”
Corey Thompson, CIO for Pacific Drilling, said, “Applying best-in-class IT technologies and services to Pacific Drilling’s deepwater fleet helps ensure we continually deliver timely solutions to our customers’ toughest challenges. Oceaneering is the right partner to help bring about the digital transformation of our assets, allowing us to engage with and service customers as never before. This strategic investment quadruples our bandwidth conduit, lowers latency in decision-making, and accelerates our technology road map.”
Oceaneering said it guarantees service level availability for industrial and mission-critical data backed by a combination of private LTE infrastructure and next generation satellite constellations, to deliver seamless rig-wide data connectivity. From origin to destination, the company will assume 100% accountability for network uptime and remote operations offshore.
The digital transformation will enable Oceaneering to provide remote piloting and automated control technology via onshore mission support centers currently in Stavanger and Houston, and future centers.
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