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March-April 2010

SUBSEA METROLOGY

Subsea equipment

Our report of the inertial metrology done by IPOZ for Woodside on the Pluto LNG field, West of Australia in January 2010 is now available here. This metrology can also be done with the drilling rig ROV “while drilling” (no survey vessel necessary, no drilling down time)… OI2010 in London was abuzz with talks of alternative metrologies, either purely inertial metrologies, or hybrid inertial/acoustic… metrologies. Also everyone is scratching his head on how best to accomplish “out-of-straightness” pipeline surveys. IPOZ is offering a solution both from out- and inside the pipe.

PIGGING

Pigging

IPOZ is now finalizing a 4" pipeline pigging navigation device. This might be the best one (maybe the only one of this size) in the world. As a reminder “IPOZ pipeline” division specializes in delivering 3D positions and orientations at very high definition levels (500Hz typical) of pipeline surveys. We usually subcontract the positioning and mapping business of pigging companies (Weatherford, Baker Hughes and every other willing contractor…). We are now capable of offering our services for all pipes, from 4" to any superior diameter. Contact us and see our GIS reports and Google Earth based maps.

INERTIAL SURVEY

survey workers

We have been tasked to demonstrate our GIPSI™ inertial survey backpack in the jungles of Malaysia and in Australia (currently awaiting clearance). Our high accuracy inertial survey systems can be mounted on backpacks or 2 man carriers or directly inside vehicles and DP vessels depending on demands. We are now developing a version to be installed inside seismic vibrator trucks for ultra-high accuracy oil exploration survey in forests. Our systems can also be mounted inside vehicles for tunnel and urban mapping.

Contact us for your own specific needs. www.ipoz.net

Survey & Inertial NEWS…

  • Social Networking. Follow the discussion on the ECEF coordinates systems on “Linked In” (ECEF group). Imagine a universal system using the same (metric) datum for the 3 dimensions, that would be the “Earth Centered Earth Fixed” system. Discussions organized by Dr Noel Zinn. http://www.linkedin.com for professionals.
  • Leica Geosystems Launches SmartNet North America. SmartNet is a subscription based service offering GNSS Network RTK corrections throughout North America with Leica Geosystems directly operating, managing, and maintaining all segments of the network.
    http://www.pobonline.com/Articles/Breaking_News/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000770451
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  • GPS and inertial data combined for improved performance in new Seapath product. The next generation of the Kongsberg Seatex Seapath family was displayed on the Kongsberg Maritime stand at Oceanology International 2010.
    http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=9322
  • El Camino de la Muerte. Once classified as the world’s most dangerous road, it is estimated that the steep and narrow North Yungas Road claimed 200 to 300 lives each year before an improvement project was completed in 2006.
    http://www.pobonline.com/Articles/Features/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000766828
  • TRW Launches Electronic Stability Control With Integrated Inertial Sensors. TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has launched its first Electronic Stability Control system (ESC) with an integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU) on the Lancia Delta, to perform previously discrete sensor data acquisition directly within the ESC electronics module.
    http://www.automotive.com/auto-news/02/49722/index.html

Oil & Seismic NEWS…

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