December 2021, Vol. 248, No. 12


Assistive Technologies Set to Transform Pipeline Projects

By Matthew Tremblay, Vice President, Global Offshore, ABS   Increased attention is being focused on minimizing or removing human presence in extreme environments by using remote operations and assistive technologies for monitoring and decision support.    These new technologies are transforming how personnel work and how their exposure to potentially hazardous work environments can be minimized. Reducing the overall capital and operating costs of a typical pipeline project is also changing. Since a reduction in manpower (manning) is a fundamental shift for the industry, it needs to be considered carefully so that safety is not compromised.    Floating facilities

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