Head Office: +44 (0)1376 533 979   Scotland: +44 (0)1224 531 321   Emergency (24 hr): +44 (0)7841 019 860 info@texodroneservices.co.uk
+44 (0)1376 533 979

TEXO DSI BlOG

September 18, 2017

Another World First for Texo DSI (UKCS)


Texo DSI (UKCS) Ltd, the offshore division of Texo Drone Survey and Inspection, has carried out the first ever Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) survey-grade LiDAR scan of an offshore asset, combined with ground-based Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM).

A team from Texo DSI (UKCS) travelled to the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark, from where they went on to scan Paragon Offshore’s HZ1 jack up.

Texo DSI (UKCS) is the only company in the world to have built survey-grade LiDAR scanning technology, with the ability to capture data to a level of below 2mm, onto a bespoke UAV and integrated this with ground-based SLAM.

This allows the company, which owns and operates the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of UAVs, to deliver a fully integrated solution to the offshore oil and gas industry. The collaboration between the tailored, state-of-the-art equipment and precision data technology is proving a game changer, with applications in both engineering and asset lifecycle management.

Pim Peters, drilling superintendent at Paragon Offshore, said: “This was an exciting project to be a part of. The big gain for us is improving the quality of our inspections by having more accurate data, rather than relying on eyewitness feedback, and moving to comparative analysis on trends, specifically around corrosion rates.

“In addition, we can reduce the risk to personnel, with fewer working at height or in confined spaces, as well as having a more efficient set up which has significant economic advantages.”

John Wood, chief operating officer, Texo Drone Survey & Inspection (UKCS), added: “This project heralds a new era for precision data collection for oil and gas assets. Our world-leading technology delivers real benefits to the oil and gas industry, driving much needed efficiencies and taking asset information modelling for asset integrity to a new level.

“Paragon Offshore is already seeing the advantages that faster, accurate, precision data can give them.”

Share this story
To find the nearest Texo DSI office or regional strategic location closest to you click here
FIND US
Texo Drone Survey & Inspection Ltd
Head Office

8 Stepfield Industrial Estate, Witham, Essex CM8 3TH
Telephone +44 (0)1376 533 979
NorthEast Regional office
Bassington Lane, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 8AF
Telephone +44 (0)1289 690 069
Scotland Office
Texo Drone (Group)
Provender House 37 Waterloo Quay Aberdeen, Scotland  AB11 5BS
Telephone +44 (0)1224 531 321
CONTACT US
Telephone +44 (0)1376 533 979
Fax +44 (0)1376 515 946
Email info@texodroneservices.co.uk
Address 8 Stepfield Industrial Estate, Witham, Essex CM8 3TH
EMERGENCY 24hr CONTACT NUMBER
Telephone +44 (0)7841 019 860
Texo Group Ltd Head Office
Texo House, Venture Drive, Westhill Aberdeen, AB32 6FQ, Scotland, UK
Telephone +44 (0)1224 446 600
TEXO DSI LTD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Texo Drone Survey & Inspection Ltd

@Texo_DSI

Texo Fabrication Sign Agreement for Port of Dundee Fabrication Facility https://t.co/eJR3bCHJ0i https://t.co/wjXiaeWVZC

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR INSPECTION AND SURVEY SERVICES

Simply fill in the fields below to arrange a call back from a member of the Texo Team