Woodside Executive Vice President Technical Services Daniel Kalms said:
- The CCAIT system removes the costs of mobilising tools from international locations, including the cost of delay in fractured supply chains
- These can represent up to 50% of the total cost of an inspection campaign
Nexxis Technology CEO Jason de Silveira said:
- Woodside's decision to partner with a local company demonstrated the strong sovereign capability of Australia's advanced manufacturing sector to develop and deploy cutting-edge robotic technology
The tool is lowered inside the caisson via a tether and winch arrangement.
Wheels are then extended to centralise the tool within the caisson, and probe arms extend to enable ultrasound inspection.
A series of high-definition cameras stream video back to the technicians, with the data used by the asset team to define the forward plan.
Woodside recently completed its merger with BHP’s oil & gas business, becoming a top 10 global independent energy company by hydrocarbon production and the largest energy company listed on the ASX.