Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) System Installation: The Installers Perspective

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This week, our Fleet & Operational Support Director Captain Simon Hibberd presented at the EAGE PRM Workshop in Oslo, discussing the installer’s perspective to PRM.

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, or PRM, is a relatively new method for enhancing oil extraction from certain existing offshore fields, as well as new ones. These systems generally offer improved operational costs, optimised drilling and are well placed to deliver Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).

The capital investment in PRM is significant, and experience with the handling and deployment of the small-diameter cable types that are used in PRM is crucial to the success of these system installations. Teamed with this is the need to have comprehensive cable route engineering to identify seabed obstacles, detailed analysis looking at cable and sensor deployment issues and a thorough evaluation of all installation risk considerations.

Read our full paper on PRM system installation, including planning and pre-engineering considerations, positional accuracy and array burial options. 


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