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With a continued focus on improving organizational and operational performance, OneSubsea has developed a digital project execution strategy over the past two years. Our implementation of two types of remote services at seven manufacturing and service locations has enabled our customers to maintain long-term business continuity.
One solution we offer is remote assistance among service locations, manufacturing plants, and engineering and global assembly teams. We’ve deployed this solution across all OneSubsea manufacturing, aftermarket, and service locations and made it available to critical suppliers.
A second solution, remote surveillance, is available for operators, third-party inspectors (TPI), inspection certification bodies (ICB), and critical suppliers.
Business activities range from manufacturing to services and include the manufacture and assembly of new subsea products to provide aftermarket services at our customers' location. These activities not only involve our own personnel, but also require direct customer representative physical participation during witness points for quality verification.
Our contractual obligations entitle customers to witness tests we perform on products or services they have purchased. Prior to any completion or delivery, each project that goes through our facilities requires our equipment and services meet contractually guaranteed specifications. Conventionally, this is done in person, either by our customers or an independent inspection service provider. By witnessing and verifying safety and quality standards, customers are assured of our commitment to delivering quality products and services.
From March to June 2020, about 550 remote surveillance streams using remote technology have taken place in 250 hours at OneSubsea facilities in 15 countries. All our major customers have participated in a stream, and the list grows daily.
As an example, new remote capabilities for factory integration testing (FIT), remote master control station (MCS), and integrated control and safety system (ICSS) helped BP keep the Mad Dog 2 project on schedule in offshore Gulf of Mexico. Remote testing through OneSubsea enabled BP to further eliminate risks to the test schedule, reduce travel costs, and maintain a high focus on HSE.
In addition to increasing operational flexibility, remote capabilities reduce travel time and expenses, HSE risks, including exposure to COVID-19 and CO2 emissions.
Through remote surveillance technology, not only are we able to continue meeting customer objectives, but more importantly, we keep our employees and customers safe. Customers can continue to monitor and witness activities without physical travel to our facilities. As for our services team, support engineers are able to communicate via live streaming with the technician on the rig offshore.
Remote surveillance is key to reducing the carbon footprint generated by the frequent commute to facilities. Such commute and travel itineraries were commonplace pre-COVID-19, and looking to the future, they can be feasibly replaced with remote surveillance.