Definition - What does Air Diving mean?
Air Diving is a popular known branch of commercial diving. Related to the oil and gas industry, divers work and support the production and exploration sector of the industry. Divers are supposed to carry out the processes of inspecting, maintenance and construction that are associated with the production of oil and gas. Divers inspect the seabed before any structures are placed, and help in the construction and placement of the structures. They are also required to maintain the structures to improve the production process.
Petropedia explains Air Diving
Air Diving allows petroleum engineers to carry out the manned operations underwater. It is used to conduct inspection and maintenance services on drilling platforms, in pipelines and in offshore installations. It offers a wide range of services such as decommission support services, construction support services at offshore rigs, recovery and salvage services, spool installation services and support services for pipe or cable laying.
Working in remote and extreme environments could be challenging for the divers. The divers are therefore required to be skilled and trained so that they can apply the appropriate methods at the correct place and time with complete understanding of the tools available. Only trained divers can maintain the balance between, safety, efficiency, cost and production.