International travel restrictions are affecting efforts to keep projects and operations running on schedule across the oil and gas value chain. We are bringing our technical experts closer to our customers quicker by introducing remote survey technologies to many of our services.

A safer and more efficient survey option: remove the risk of delays when travel is not an option
Instant access to deep technical expertise: Connect the most relevant people for the job, no matter where they are based
Hundreds of experts at your fingertips: Call on subject-matter expertise from the global network of specialists behind the industry’s leading standards.

Using live feeds from a smart phone or tablet, our customers can gain secure access to DNV’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.

How we can help?

Keep on schedule even when travel is restricted 

Remote survey provides flexibility. It is an ideal solution for performing surveys when travel is restricted, or when on-site attendance could be too costly. Watch our webinar and learn how we removed travel-related scheduling delays in projects for our customers.

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 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’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 surveyor contacts the on-site customer representative live through the system
  • The DNV expert guides on-site personnel through the survey
  • The remote survey technology used by DNV captures and streams high-quality audio visuals, even in low-bandwidth areas such as through satellite connection offshore, 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.

Remote surveys by our Maritime sector

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Remote surveys by our Energy sector

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