netH2O: application to oilfields, offshore wind, marine energy
The netH2O-P are GPS georeferenced, estimate waves and currents, and given their very low cost, low operational cost, sturdyness and simplicity they can be deployed in an offshore field quickly and almost effortlessly.
An array of netH2O-P, distributed in and around a field, will provide pointwise data on waves and currents at a very low cost per point. This data, possibly pre-processed by an AI filter developed by Mathclick SRL, can then be fed into the meteorological models, allowing for finer, more precise and deeper into the future modelling of water conditions in and around the field.
Given their low cost and low operational cost, one can afford to deploy circular arrays of netH2O-P at increasing distances from the field, to further refine the predictive power of models.
With hydrocarbon monitoring sensors on board (ether provided by us, or by the customer if preferred or needed), the buoys can also provide a very low cost distributed system of early warning for even small spills.
The netH2O can be used also with professional divers (individuals on in groups), as an intermediate configuration between umbilicals and free dive.
For offshore wind fields, all the considerations made for oil fields still apply. The meteorological models which integrate the data provided by the netH2O-P can predict much more accurately the loads on monopiles or other support structures or on moorings in case of floating offshore wind installations.
For water based marine energy (wave, tidal, currents), an array of netH2O-P can provide a level of detail which is simply not achievable with just a few oceanographic buoys feeding the CFD models. Given the active nature of most current designs, accurate predictions in this case are even more vital for efficiency and survivability.
In all the above scenarios, with the Acoustic monitoring module installed, the netH2O-P buoys can provide early warning and monitoring services for the transit of even the smallest motorboats (not equipped with AIS) across the field, increasing exponentially the security of operations at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.