With North Sea installations varying in age and lifecycle, Shell UK requires independent verification to demonstrate that it is operating safely and under full regulatory compliance. Graeme Wylie, Technical Integrity and Verification Team Lead for Shell explains.
Marine and offshore asset management methods have undergone radical changes over the last decade thanks to technological advances. The key is to assure the appropriate balance between asset integrity and performance.
A 3-year project funded by the European Union, RealTide is working to acquire improved understanding of the dynamic tidal energy environment and to assess where system-wide reliability improvements can be achieved.