This paper presents research conducted by Elf Aquitaine within the framework of the PLATINE project (ref. 1) into the development of an advanced remote control system.

PLATINE (an acronym derived from the French PLATeforme INhabitéE or unmanned platform) is a full size unmanned offshore hydrocarbon production platform, designed to operate with yearly maintenance and planned inspection visits (along with a number of random one-day visits).

SCOOTER is an advanced remote control system developed for the project

This paper describes the main functions the system is expected to fulfil, the technical choices made, the methodology used and the results obtained for the control and supervision of a gas dehydration unit to be installed on the unmanned platform.

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