Mismanagement of data can cause project downtime

Thursday 25th February 2021

OiQ Cable Records Management

In this discussion, OceanIQ’s experts Brian Perratt and Juliane Pätzold discuss the importance of subsea cable records storage and management, and the obstacles that clients and seabed users can face if data isn’t properly maintained.

Records management is the systematic control of the creation, maintenance, use, reproduction, and disposition of records.


When preparing new cable routes or planning marine operations, project preparation is paramount to success.  SEA Data Platform can help avoid planning pitfalls, preventable costs and mistakes, and ensure the long-term safety of a new cable system by fully understanding risks, the subsea and landing site environments, licencing requirements and likely challenges all before the project begins.

OceanIQ’s database of subsea cable faults is an invaluable resource containing information on over 5,500 historical cable faults, approximately 95% of all faults worldwide, which is a powerful resource for planning future cable systems and avoiding mistakes of the past.

Using anonymised fault data to characterise the risk environment for new cables based on actual faults on existing and out of service cables in a region, we provide confidence that all possible steps have been taken to mitigate those risks.

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Furthermore, to support with planning future cable projects, and maintain existing systems, we have an unrivalled GIS database of all in service and out of service cable systems.

We work closely with customers to create bespoke packages to store, manage and enhance your data with added consultation services to safeguard it for unexpected requirements long into the future.

Whether your entire data library is online or offline, stored in multiple places or has an unorganised structure, our expert team will organise it, store it centrally on our secure SEA Data Platform, and manage it for you, so you can easily find what you need anytime you need it.

The OceanIQ team welcomes any enquiries you may have on how we can help you maximise your data to save you time, increase productivity, and minimise your data stress.

Keeping your data organised in one place is key to ensuring system and project accuracy. OceanIQ has over 25 years of records management experience. Our world-leading team of experts has a combined experience of over 60 years of managing cable records across multiple subsea industries. Our SEA Data Platform is a highly intuitive cloud-based platform that provides the highest level of security and peace of mind.


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