Over the last 18 months, Seatronics, an Acteon Company, Technip, Star Net Geomantics and BlueView Technologies have been involved in developing the BlueView 3D system for underwater metrology. This work has included several onshore dry dock trials in Peterhead and Fraserburgh, UK. Seatronics, along with Star Net, is now a recommended execution contractor for BlueView BV5000 multibeam surveys for inspection and metrology projects, as it understands the system’s capabilities and clients’ subsea measurement requirements.
The BlueView 3D system combines terrestrial laser and underwater 3D multibeam sonar scanning technology to provide a unique and innovative solution to complex subsea metrology operations.
Seatronics has recently supplied a complete BlueView BV5000-1350 system and personnel for subsea metrology on Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd’s Auk North project in the North Sea: the third successful use of this technology. Coupled with Star Net’s extensive experience in advanced data processing techniques, the technology provided very precise measurements between the subsea connection flanges on two manifolds in the Auk North field development.