UTEC has delivered a bespoke Virtual Asset Management tool to an
offshore Operator in Eastern Canada to allow its team to remotely
access its floating, production storage and offloading unit
(FPSO) from their desktop.
The field, located offshore approximately 350 kilometers
southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador contains one of the
largest FPSO vessels ever built. At approximately the size of
three football fields laid end to end the FPSO is over 290 meters
long, more than 40 meters wide and more than 18 stories high.
UTEC's iSite tool is a web-based system which provides the
Operators supply chain with the ability to tour the FPSO with
360° visualization, obtain accurate on-screen measurements and
provides a central repository for drawings, 3D models, photos and
reports for onshore and offshore teams.
As a multi-faceted system, iSite can be used for project
planning, risk management and safety and site inductions, with a
key benefit being a reduction in the number of offshore visits
resulting in reduced operating costs, increased productivity and
mitigation of operational risk.
Ryan Fallon, UTEC Project Execution Manager, said, "UTEC has
worked with the operator in Newfoundland for the past four years
providing dimensional control and laser scanning services and we
are pleased to see the delivery of iSite is contributing to the
company's continued focus on running safe, reliable and
environmentally responsible operations."
Using cutting-edge survey technology the data for iSite was
derived from HDR spherical photogrammetry which was obtained by
UTEC surveyors in October 2017.