Shell Develops Real-time Evaluation Technology For FPSO In Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO—Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) subsidiary Shell Brasil has teamed up with ABS, SBM Offshore and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to develop tools for real-time evaluation of the impact of operating activities and environmental conditions on the degradation of FPSOs.

The move comes as the Anglo-Dutch major aims to develop new technologies to increase operational safety, reduce costs and increase productivity and efficiency of its assets.

The project, which has an estimated investment of US$1.5 million, was developed in Brazil over the last two years. It involves determining which parameters and information are vital for FPSO integrity assessment to define a standard for data acquisition and treatment at fields.