UTEC completes deepwater positioning project in Gulf of Mexico

UTEC Survey, an independent offshore and onshore survey provider, has completed an ROV navigation and seismic node deepwater positioning project in the Gulf of Mexico.

UTEC said the project was carried out for FairfieldNodal in 2425m of water using the latest software and navigation technologies.

The project was done using a combination of acoustics and inertial positioning technology. According to the company, one of the main elements of the project was the creation of an improved navigation software package incorporating the latest NavView technology from data and positioning analysis company 4D Nav.

The system provided enhanced and precise positioning along with the management of inertial sensors and a link to FairfieldNodal’s data acquisition system.

The company also stated that the real-time software used enabled UTEC to integrate three separate positioning modules into one comprehensive package to increase efficiency and streamline user operations. It also provided enhanced graphics capabilities, following the replacement of existing online navigation, inertial navigation and node management software.

UTEC Regional Manager for the Americas, Dave Ross, said: “The successful completion of this project underlines the value in applying innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency and address costs, which is critical in the modern industry.

“Our excellent relationship with 4DNav meant that we were able to provide a bespoke solution to FairfieldNodal, which exceeded expectations, eliminated the need for multiple computers, streamlined activities and created a much more efficient operation.”

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