Efficient and Accurate Positioning During Depth of Burial Inspections

Efficient and Accurate Positioning During Depth of Burial Inspections
eROVs launched from an USVs are set to unlock new efficienceies for depth of burial (DOB) inspections and pipeline surveys. (Image credit: Fugro)

By Mark Bruce, Product Owner for Next Generation ROV Systems, Fugro

Why use a 90 m vessel for multiple surveys on a subsea pipeline when you can get the job done in a single pass, using a small electric powered remotely operated vehicle (eROV) launched from an uncrewed surface vessel (USV)? Depth of burial (DOB) inspections and surveys on pipelines are about to become faster, safer and more cost effective.

This story was featured in ON&T May 2022. Click here to access the digital issue.

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