For the purposes of illustrating a typical example of carbon footprint reduction (i.e. measured in absolute emissions) that could be achieved by IMARC Robotics technology, a comparison has been made of the processes involved in a typical CONVENTIONAL offshore slickline sleeve shifting operation, using a BP Platform as the case study.
Based on current methods such an operation would typically involve some twenty distinct processes or events in getting the job done, each of which will involve a certain amount of (mostly diesel-based) carbon emissions. These process events are estimated to collectively result in about 69,000 Lbs of carbon emissions.
In comparison to the methods used today, IMARC Robotic technologies achieve the same sleeve-shifting operation on the same BP platform using only nine process events, whose cumulative emissions would likely be no greater than some 4,400 Lbs of carbon. That is more than a 15-fold decrease in the footprint.
Moreover, along with these benefits would come also substantial savings in both time and safety. It is clear that IMARC’s nine process events can be executed in far less time than today’s twenty processes, which implies major improvement in efficiency and substantial cost savings in fuels and labor.
Further, the switch to robotics would have huge safety improvements, bearing in mind that helicopter delivery of robots and tools directly onto the platform deck will avoid all ship-to-platform off-loading of heavy rigs and equipment which are hazardous when seas are heavy.