TMT ROVs are the High Achievers of Completion Ops
TMT Typhoon ROV working for Quadrant in the NW Shelf has zero downtime and fastest BOP closure.
A Total Marine Technology (TMT) ROV is setting high standards for ROV completion duties in the North West Shelf. Since going into service for Quadrant Energy the heavy work class Typhoon MK2 150 has achieved a fastest BOP closure time of 35 seconds at 245 Lpm. The ROV has also had 100 per cent up time, an ever more common result for TMTs latest generation of ROVs.
The heavy work class Typhoon MK2 ROV was built by TMT in Perth, Australia, and installed on the Ocean Monarch semi-submersible rig in Malaysia. The ROV has been employed on completion operations in the Brunello Field in the Australian North West Shelf as part of a contract with Quadrant Energy (was Apache Energy). TMT also supplied a complete suite of completion and intervention tooling.
TMT Operations Manager Craig Roberts said the reason for the perfect results was "a team effort and having the ROV fully Quality Assured and Checked before it left here. Tooling was also Quality Assured and Checked by the client, Quadrant, after our own internal checks, and before going into the field."
The excellent reliability figures for the TMT Typhoon MK2 have been welcomed by the operators. "A brand new ROV going straight into a challenging work scope of completion operations, on existing infrastructure, and having no downtime, is simply exceptional. And we're doing it time and time again," said Roberts.
Selecting the right team has a lot to do with the successful operations according to Roberts. "The crew was a good mix of experiences and trades. Some had experience in building Typhoon ROVs with intimate knowledge of the workings of the ROV, and others had broad operational experience including work in the same oil fields with the same company."
Six TMT ROVs have recently achieved uptimes of over 97 percent in operations in Brazilian pipelay operations. TMT ROVs have also had similar results in drilling support roles earlier this year in operations for Viet GazProm.