Houston, USA, 23 October 2014 Fugro, the world’s largest integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geoscience services, has expanded its services for the offshore oil and gas sector with the addition of high resolution subsea laser scanning. This specialist technology can be applied to a wide range of subsea services including metrology, field mapping, structure mapping, change detection and integrity management.
Fugro’s Marine Construction Survey group based in Houston, Texas recently used subsea laser scanning in a number of successful projects in the Gulf of Mexico, including metrology and asset mapping. These projects delivered datasets that are un-matched by existing subsea technology. With subsea laser scanning, clients have an opportunity to gather high resolution 3D point clouds of subsea assets which are used to obtain accurate point-to-point measurements and create highly detailed models to use in 3D GIS environments for asset management and operational simulations.
“We are very excited about the potential of this system and the increased value we can offer our clients when collecting subsea datasets. The number of requests by operators for 3D visualisation of subsea assets has increased year-on-year and this system is proving to be one of the best on the market, ” said Dan Matthews, Commercial Manager at Fugro Chance Houston.
Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting Earth and engineering data and by supporting its clients with the design, construction, installation, repair and maintenance of their infrastructure. Fugro works predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore, employing approximately 12, 500 employees in over sixty countries. In 2013 Fugro’s revenues amounted to € 2.4 billion; it is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-Index.