The impact of technological innovations on the offshore sector

As oil exploration grew and solidified, the offshore sector began to receive the attention of many investors. At the same time, one can perceive the advancement of technology in the sector and how this has had an impact on its evolution. Several innovations in the platforms, drilling rigs, extraction mechanisms and robots have been emerging and contributing progressively to the growth of the oil space.

Today it is possible to use the famous drones, for example, which help arriving in places of difficult access, collect information with very high quality and identify problems more easily. The oil fields themselves have also become digital, with complex information systems connecting components, including offshore installations, databases, control systems, and management networks, that optimize production.

Just as is the case with submarine cables, which have become optical, and allow the transport of all kinds of digital information — telephone, internet and other data. Nowadays, with the increase in innovations, the transmission of signals that was previously measured in minutes, fell to milliseconds. The world’s largest submarine optical cable is SEA-ME-WE 3: it has 38,000 km and connects 32 countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Undoubtedly, innovations in the sector have leveraged market growth, productivity and expansion, which has even increased job creation. In addition, the use of these technologies at work ends up requiring professionals to update themselves, which expands the professional and technological knowledge of these workers.


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