IP-Surveillance System for Unmanned Platforms of Offshore Oil & Gas Field Using WiMAX Technology
Source: Andhra University
The Offshore oil and gas fields generally consist of a process complex and group of unmanned platforms attached to it. The hydrocarbons produced at different unmanned platforms will be transported to process complex, where they will be separated, dried and transported to the nearest land fall point. These installations are vital for any country's economic prosperity and security. The process complexes are manned and monitored but whereas the remote unmanned platforms are not manned. They are vulnerable for sabotage, pilferage and terrorist threat. In this context unmanned oil and gas platforms need to be monitored round the clock.