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Delivering the most advance pipeline inspection software training

We are pleased to successfully deliver survey software training for leading subsea services providers in Brazil.

We are pleased to successfully deliver 3 training courses across May, for our customer base in Brazil throughout the support of our partners EIVA a/s and OARS-HPSG. Where we could prepare both online data acquisition and offline post-processing survey teams of 3 leading subsea services providers for ongoing and upcoming pipeline inspection projects in Brazil.

The scope of the courses was based on the Advanced Pipeline Inspection Software the EIVA Navisuite Nardoa, a cutting-edge, completely integrated 3D software solution for acquisition and processing of data during subsea pipeline and cable route inspections.  Providing a near-real-time processing of large data sets, thereby reducing the timeframe of the inspection job to a minimum. This proven, off-the-shelf software bundle allows to save man-hours and money while delivering high-quality, thorough and comprehensive inspection results to your customers. The software does most of the work, and the man-hours of the team are spent more efficiently on the details that require a human hand. Altogether, this translates into a far more cost-effective inspection workflow.

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How to test the performance of your processing computer

Variation in specifications and performance of computers of course means that the choice of hardware can make a difference to the efficiency of your workflow.

Author: EIVA CEO Jeppe Nielsen

We decided to look into just how much a difference this is via the performance statistics gathered within the NaviSuite software product for data modelling and visualisation, NaviModel. The statistics proved to hold valuable information, and the answer is: a huge difference.

(Click to enlarge) Scatter plot showing S-CAN computation time (in seconds) versus size of data being processed (in points) where each plot is a single run of S-CAN

Comparing computer performance in connection with advanced subsea point cloud cleaning algorithm

When we released NaviModel 4.1, it came with an improved, much faster S-CAN algorithm. S-CAN is an advanced tool for automatic point cloud cleaning, developed in collaboration with the Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO) at Aarhus University in Denmark.

This posed the perfect opportunity to dive into the effect computer specifications (especially in terms of RAM and disc size) have on the efficiency of software tools.

The above data was gathered from our own tests as well as those customers who have given consent to us using the data, during a period of 8 months. It covers more than 40,000 runs of S-CAN, and numerous different computers, covering the entire scale of specifications from poor to high performance.

When analysing the data, it becomes clear that:

  • There are big variations in computing time. For example, with 10 million points (10E6), we see performance ranging from 25 seconds to 600 seconds. This means that there are computers out there that are 24 times faster than the slowest computer used.
  • The performance of S-CAN is quite linear.
  • Most usages of the S-CAN tools are carried out with less than 30 million points, and the largest we have measured is 750 million points in a single S-CAN run.
  • S-CAN SCORE (blue plots – typically used for data sets with a single surface) is used more often than S-CAN COMPONENTS (green plots – typically used for data sets with multiple surfaces) among our users.

So what can we learn from this?
If you run S-CAN on a data set with for example 10 million points and measure the processing time, you can see from the graph how other machines are performing. If your results come in closer to the 600 seconds than 25, it is an indication that it may be worth your while buying a faster machine.

Learn more about NaviModel and S-CAN.

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Get up to 85% off the price of NaviSuite software products for survey and engineering operations at sea.

Would you like to upgrade your current software spread? Now, you can benefit from the advanced features of the NaviSuite products at a vastly reduced cost with our trade-in offer!

 

NaviSuite constitutes a complete, advanced multi-purpose suite of software products for virtually any sonar and sensor survey or engineering operation carried out by offshore and shallow water professionals. It will streamline your business through reduced costs, increased efficiency and improved results.

 

What the trade-in offer includes

With the EIVA NaviSuite trade-in offer, you can get up to 85% off the price of the NaviSuite product(s) that match(es) your current software setup by trading the latter for NaviSuite licences. The discount depends on what software setup you would like to upgrade with a trade in.

The offer includes 1 year’s maintenance and 24/7 support as well as 1 year’s access to our eLearning training site. This will allow you to get a thorough introduction to the software and its features.

 

About NaviSuite – A complete software toolbox for shallow water and offshore survey and engineering

 

NaviSuite offers you…

A perfect match for small- and large-scale setups
… through scalability in terms of data set size and number of users

More flexible workflow and complete traceability
… through the use of raw sonar and sensor data throughout the workflow

More efficient data processing
… through various automatic features and analysis tools

High-quality end results
… through real-time quality control and sonar and sensor data overview

Easy integration with other software solutions 
… through import and export of standard data formats

Support of even the widest equipment spread
… through more than 400 sensor drivers

Future-proof investment
… with a maintenance and 24/7 support programme

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MACSEA Appoints New Business Development Manager

MACSEA has announced the joining of Leonardo Catanzaro as the company Business Development Manager for its Oil & Gas market sector.

Due to the continued growth of its Oil & Gas activities, MACSEA has strategically appointed Leonardo Catanzaro as Business Development Manager for its new commercial premises in Rio de Janeiro.

His main responsibilities will focus on developing MACSEA’s key customer relationships within Oil & Gas industry and seeking new business opportunities to support our Subsea Asset Integrity / Life-Of-Field business line. The company currently has a wide range of subsea equipment and software solutions throughout its partners globally that meets industry demands for cutting edge technology with cost effectiveness.

Leonardo Catanzaro has a solid background in Marine Sciences with professional and academic accomplishments in the Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics segments. His experience in the Oil & Gas industry, ranges from offshore work for Survey and Subsea Engineering and Offshore Construction. Where, he highlights the participation of one of the largest gas pipe-lay project in Latin America. As well as being the Sales and Business Development Manager for industry renowned manufacturer of subsea technologies. Most recently Leonardo has been acting as an independent survey consultant major Oil & Gas companies on projects for the pre-salt area offshore Brazil.

Antonio Felipe Silva, Commercial Manager at MACSEA commented, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Leonardo Catanzaro to MACSEA team, we have major growth plans for our Subsea Asset Integrity / Life-Of-Field business line which we hope that with Catanzaro’s potential to tackle complex sales will help us achieve our goals.”

Leonardo Catanzaro commented, “I am delighted for this exciting opportunity to further enhance MACSEA’s business in the Oil & Gas sector. MACSEA has a strong market reputation for world-class products and services it offers to customers locally. I hope to use my expertise to target new clients in this important market sector and also to add value to the Subsea Asset Integrity / Life-Of-Field solutions that MACSEA already has to offer.”

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MACSEA supplies multibeam sonar for C-Innovation ROV

Tritech’s range of Gemini multibeam imaging sonars are rapidly becoming the sonar operators adopt to navigate, visualise and monitor in poor visibility and turbid warters.

C-Innovation do Brasil recently used the deep-rated Gemini 720i to inspect the hull of an FPSO turret; to inspect a repair and to monitor the surrounding environment.
The inspection was to locate a repair, approximately 40cm wide, on the hull of the FPSO. During the operation, the vehicle was slightly elevated and tilted towards the riser and held at a depth of 15 m away from the hull of the FPSO, due to the vast number of risers and mooring lines; therefore the Gemini sonar was operating at long-range.
C-Innovation operated a Schilling ROV, as fitted with the Gemini 720id and Tritech’s local service partner, MACSEA Ltda provided local customer technical support for the demonstration.

Renan Ocampo, Support Technician, MACSEA commented:
“We developed the Gemini brackets based on Schilling ROV frame, making it adjustable and easy to install, providing a good inspection angle.”

Alex Maia, General Manager, C-Innovation do Brasil commented:
“Our ROV fleet is adaptable to host many plug-and-play technologies, including Tritech’s Gemini. We have made several riser inspections where the Gemini helped quite a lot, especially around the TDP [touch-down point] where there was low visibility, here we could clearly see the trench below the suspension, thanks to the imagery of the Tritech Gemini sonar.”

Tomás Peixoto, ROV Operations Coordinator, C-Innovation do Brasil commented:
“We were amazed by the image quality and the operational performance of the Gemini sonar which enhanced our ability to navigate in low visibility, as well as provide a clear window for target identification during the survey. Overall we completed the job in a safe and timely manner.”