Oil and gas

Remote survey: Bringing DNV GL’s experts closer to our customers, quicker

In a bid to keep a tight rein on cost, the oil and gas supply chain is increasingly depending on digital technologies to get more out of existing portfolios with tighter budgets.

DNV GL is helping operators and their suppliers to reduce costs and enhance safety, quality and performance through remote survey solutions for our inspection, verification and marine warranty services.

Contact us:

Wendy Maria Tan

Wendy Maria Tan

Digital Innovation, Assurance Incubator Manager, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

Using live feeds from a smart phone or tablet, our customers can gain secure access to DNV GL’s global network of technical assurance experts, while cutting the cost of on-site inspections and surveys by as much as 60%, compared to physical surveys.

A safer and more efficient survey option 

Remote survey provides greater flexibility and provides a more environmental-friendly survey alternative. It is an ideal solution for performing surveys where distances between our customers' assets and DNV GL's experts might otherwise make on-site attendance costly. 

By reducing the need to travel to site, the risk of delays to survey schedules is also reduced. Instead of booking a survey weeks in advance, remote survey makes it easy to connect quickly with the most relevant DNV GL expert for the job, whether they’re based in Aberdeen or Abu Dhabi. 

Hundreds of experts at your fingertips

Remote survey allows us to call on individual subject-matter expertise from the global network of specialists behind the oil and gas industry’s leading standards and best practices to be present for a live survey, or provide expert opinion from the data we capture.

Our remote survey solution is governed by DNV GL’s complete risk-based processes and guidance, ensuring the highest levels of safety, integrity and reliability.  

Extensive project experience

We have applied remote survey solutions to a wide range of assurance projects on four continents, working in partnership with companies across the supply chain to develop rigorous risk-based processes and guidance so that our customers can trust it to deliver. 

Remote survey can be more accurate than the naked eye, capturing and storing video footage. The technology that we use has logged more than a million remote expert minutes and is in use by a broad range of industry players including Shell and Transocean. 

How does it work?

Remote survey is based on convenient and low-cost live-feed technology used through smartphones or tablets. 
  • Your appointed DNV GL surveyor contacts the on-site customer representative live through the system
  • The DNV GL expert guides on-site personnel through the survey
  • The remote survey technology used by DNV GL captures and streams high-quality audio visuals, even in low-bandwidth areas such as through satellite connection offshore, and or in areas with reduced mobile phone coverage using smart phones or cameras.
  • The survey footage is stored on secure military-grade servers
  • The report or certification will be issued in the office and sent to our customers electronically. 

Contact us:

Wendy Maria Tan

Wendy Maria Tan

Digital Innovation, Assurance Incubator Manager, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

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Read our latest PERSPECTIVES article on how remote technology points to cost efficiency and quality gains

Lino Papetti and Paolo Albini of Saipem, and Mauro Ranzini of Cameron, find safety and efficiency value in using proven technology to enable live-streaming of inspections and surveys from distant locations.

Remote technology points to cost efficiency and quality gains

Remote survey is currently available for the following service areas: