Subsea 7 and 3D at Depth have announced the completion of several metrology projects using subsea Lidar technology in new configurations to help increase overall efficiencies in offshore oil and gas applications. To meet the complex requirements for the metrologies and to reduce time, Fred Goodloe III, project surveyor Subsea 7 worked closely with 3D at Depth’s Mark Hardy and Derek Perce to determine the optimum solution to complete the scope.
Subsea 7’s Gulf of Mexico project is considered to be the world’s first in tandem metrology, deploying Lidar sensor technology on dual remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for simultaneous scans. The project shortened overall survey project schedules and reduced timeline to first oil.
These offshore environments are the most demanding on earth.