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Title: Communications systems and methods for subsea processors

Abstract

A subsea processor may be located near the seabed of a drilling site and used to coordinate operations of underwater drilling components. The subsea processor may be enclosed in a single interchangeable unit that fits a receptor on an underwater drilling component, such as a blow-out preventer (BOP). The subsea processor may issue commands to control the BOP and receive measurements from sensors located throughout the BOP. A shared communications bus may interconnect the subsea processor and underwater components and the subsea processor and a surface or onshore network. The shared communications bus may be operated according to a time division multiple access (TDMA) scheme.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
TRANSOCEAN INNOVATION LABS LTD, George Town, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248883
Patent Number(s):
9,322,264
Application Number:
14/055,795
Assignee:
TRANSOCEAN INNOVATION LABS LTD (George Town, KY)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gutierrez, Jose, and Pereira, Luis. Communications systems and methods for subsea processors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Gutierrez, Jose, & Pereira, Luis. Communications systems and methods for subsea processors. United States.
Gutierrez, Jose, and Pereira, Luis. Tue . "Communications systems and methods for subsea processors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248883.
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title = {Communications systems and methods for subsea processors},
author = {Gutierrez, Jose and Pereira, Luis},
abstractNote = {A subsea processor may be located near the seabed of a drilling site and used to coordinate operations of underwater drilling components. The subsea processor may be enclosed in a single interchangeable unit that fits a receptor on an underwater drilling component, such as a blow-out preventer (BOP). The subsea processor may issue commands to control the BOP and receive measurements from sensors located throughout the BOP. A shared communications bus may interconnect the subsea processor and underwater components and the subsea processor and a surface or onshore network. The shared communications bus may be operated according to a time division multiple access (TDMA) scheme.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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