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Fugro’s new ‘virtual surveyor’ service - OARS® - eliminates the requirement for a surveyor to be present onboard vessels operating offshore

Fugro’s new ‘virtual surveyor’ service – OARS® – eliminates the requirement for a surveyor to be present onboard vessels operating offshore

Leidschendam, the Netherlands,  2nd March 2016


Fugro will utilise its exhibition stand at Oceanology International to shine a spotlight on new technological developments that support the offshore oil and gas industry and offshore wind farm developments. Visitors to the stand, D100, will see how the company’s investment in technology continues to deliver innovations for long term sustainability.

With a sharp focus on cost efficiency, safety and ease of operation, a wide range of technology is in the spotlight. Features include Fugro’s new ‘virtual surveyor’ service – OARS® – which eliminates the requirement for a surveyor to be present onboard vessels operating offshore, thanks to the remote set-up at Fugro’s command centre. For current-sensitive offshore operations, the benefits of the new ROCIS airborne technology will be detailed, with Fugro’s experts on hand to discuss a recent project that characterised conditions in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Delivering specific benefits to developers of offshore wind farms, 3Direct® enhances safety and operational control during lifting and lowering of structural components of monopiles and jackets. Visitors will see how advanced vision-based technology determines the position, elevation, inclination and heading of the monopile or jacket in real-time.

For offshore hydrocarbon exploration Fugro’s seeps experts deliver cost reducing solutions. As a result of their pioneering methodologies for mapping, interpreting and sampling marine seeps, exploration risks can be lowered and understanding of prospects is improved.

Fugro’s exhibition stand will also illustrate innovative developments such as NorthStar™ – for an asset-wide overview that can improve the performance and efficiency of floating production systems – SEADEVIL® and Starfix® global positioning.

Oceanology’s technical programme includes a marine renewables conference stream which is co-chaired by Tony Hodgson, Fugro’s Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energy. The wider conference programme features a number of Fugro papers, with subject experts exploring offshore surface positioning, surveying on a cloudy day and techniques for using subsea LiDAR. Other topics will examine a revitalised seismic service and explain methods for unexploded ordnance detection, whilst new technology for mapping ocean surface current conditions over wide areas will be revealed in ROCIS.

Also on Fugro’s agenda is the ‘pairs-match’ game which not only brings a fun element to the exhibition stand but also awards a prize for each day’s winner.

Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure. Fugro is an independent service provider.

Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 12, 500 employees in over seventy countries. In 2014 Fugro’s revenue amounted to EUR 2.6 billion; Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Oceanology International takes place from 15th to 17th March at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, London and admission to the exhibition hall and all conference sessions is free. More information, including how to register in advance, is available on the event website: www.oceanologyinternational.com

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