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Real-time data during installation of wellhead foundations

02nd April 2019

Hydromea’s LUMA wireless system provides real-time data during the installation of a wellhead foundation in a TOTAL drilling project.

Hydromea’s LUMA

Hydromea’s LUMA, a wireless high-speed underwater communication system, was successfully deployed by Rever Offshore during an installation of a subsea wellhead foundation for Total drilling in the North Sea in February 2019.

LUMA was integrated with Ashtead Technology’s AMS+ (Autonomous Monitoring System) as a primary data telemetry modem to allow real-time data to be sent topside and displayed on a computer with remarkably low latency.

Philip Strettle-Brown, Chief Surveyor, Rever Offshore, said: “The low power capability and high speed of data transfer to the topside puts LUMA as an absolute winner in wireless data transfer solutions.  It proves to be a much better alternative to acoustics and manual underwater display readouts.  Our ROV team was able to get a reliable signal up to 8 meters away from the structure without any loss in data bandwidth with LUMA-250LP.”

“We will certainly be adding LUMA into our procedures for future projects.  The system contributes to improved accuracy and speed, which is tremendous value during complex construction projects.”

Founded in 2014, Hydromea is a Swiss-based deep-tech company delivering solutions that allow customers to have unparalleled access to the subsea data.  Ultra-fast and high-volume real-time data transfer and harvesting bring a paradigm shift in our quest to explore the ocean and understand its impact on subsea economy.  Hydromea is in the top 5% of innovators in the energy industry today and is part of an Aberdeen’s based TechX Pioneers program.