3D modelling for offshore oil and gas sector

Paul Boughton

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology has secured a global agreement with US photogrammetry and software firm, DimEye, for the provision of subsea 3D modelling services to the offshore oil and gas industry.

The collaboration will see Ashtead Technology supply high-definition 3D video cameras and Video Laser Scan (VLS) systems, together with data processing services from DimEye, offering customers a full high-accuracy 3D modelling service capable of operating in the most challenging and hazardous environments.

Camera systems can be deployed on ROVs of any size, and typical subsea 3D modelling applications include as-built modelling, damage inspections and spool piece metrology as well as flex joint, valve and hull inspections and mooring chain and line measurement.

The agreement is the latest in a number of alliances with niche product suppliers to further strengthen Ashtead’s position in the subsea equipment solutions sector.

Commercial director of Ashtead Technology, Tim Sheehan, said: “As we aim to provide our global customers with the latest technology, our collaboration with DimEye allows us to offer the energy sector an innovative 3D modelling service with one of the most trusted names in the industry. DimEye has over 20 years of experience with a focus on delivering the most accurate results, safely and cost effectively. This agreement reinforces our position in the market, and allows us to offer our customers the very best technology available.”