Shell Installs Multiple Veros Systems for Subsea Asset Monitoring

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Shell Offshore Inc. adopts Veros Systems’ sensing technology to deliver critical equipment performance data at their Perdido production hub in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The data we are now getting from the sensors gives us a clearer picture of how our subsea equipment is operating and, more importantly, the opportunity to keep that equipment running safely and efficiently through proactive maintenance.

Veros Systems’ propriety technology is now helping Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, safely and competitively deliver competitive production and asset run time performance at the Shell operated Perdido production hub in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Supporting the team at Shell as they safely maximize production volumes has been a great privilege,” says Jim Dechman, President & CEO of Veros Systems. “The engineers at Shell are, of course, deeply knowledgeable about their equipment and operations. We are proud to be able to provide them new insights with our proprietary algorithms.”

Veros sensors were successfully installed on Perdido’s five electrical submersible pumps (“ESPs”), which are located on the seafloor nearly 8,000 feet (2,450m) below the water’s surface. Because of Perdido’s extreme water depth, ESPs were deployed to help artificially lift oil and gas from the reservoirs to the production hub for processing and transport back to shore. The sensors gather real time data from the ESPs, which improves Shell engineer’s ability to monitor and take steps to keep this critical piece of subsea equipment working safely and efficiently.

“One of the challenges Shell faces is that there are thousands of feet of water separating our floating production hubs and engineers from our subsea equipment,” says Rick Tallant, Shell VP Production, Gulf of Mexico. “Veros is helping us remove that barrier. The data we are now getting from the sensors gives us a clearer picture of how our subsea equipment is operating and, more importantly, the opportunity to keep that equipment running safely and efficiently through proactive maintenance.”

Shell is currently exploring opportunities to standardize and replicate Veros’ sensing technology across its Gulf of Mexico operations. Investing in and deploying advanced digital technology is a key driver for how Shell will continue to safely and competitively find, develop and produce the world’s deep water energy resources that help power our lives.

Veros flagship product, Veros ForeSight, is the only electrical monitoring system that provides a dashboard with real-time operating metrics and clear, early warnings about impending equipment failures. The non-invasive, self-learning system interfaces at the motor control center or variable frequency drive enclosure, typically found top-side in off-shore and subsea applications. Proprietary software algorithms convert three phase voltage/current signals into real-time operating information, such as efficiency, shaft torque, mechanical load and power consumption.

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About Veros Systems

Veros Systems applies innovative data capture techniques and machine learning algorithms to electrical waveforms in industrial machines to continuously monitor rotating equipment health, gain real-time insights into operating performance and proactively predict failures. Enterprises implement Veros technology on a standalone monitoring platform, in the Cloud, or embedded within existing power distribution, metering and monitoring hardware to increase uptime, improve efficiency and optimize maintenance. Veros is backed by Austin Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners and Shell Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.verossystems.com.

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