Environmental loading can have a significant impact on drilling and production equipment. Issues such as mechanical loading and fatigue can increase the risk of failure, which could result in the release of environmental emissions or costly damage to drilling and workover equipment. In seas where high waves and strong tidal currents are common, the potential risk of failure is far greater, which can have a significant influence on drilling and workover operations.
Ashtead Technology can provide all the key services and systems to assess ocean currents in real-time to effectively detect changes and provide valuable data in the most critical stages of drilling operations. We can also deliver wave height and direction monitoring, as well as wind speed and direction information to accurately inform decision makers of the full environmental loading, in real-time.