Oil and gas inspections require a significant amount of manual work for all parties.  Multiple teams must arrive on-site and work to verify equipment is working properly and is in compliance.  Existing conditions documentation and maintenance costs companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost productivity and equipment rentals.  By using drones, 3D imaging and laser scanners we can save both time and money.

Most common inspection points are tanks, pipelines, well pads, and flare stacks. Historically, this equipment is shut off so that workers can go in and perform an inspection. Without this site in operation, money is lost on halted production and insurance premiums. For a large oil and gas company, this can mean millions of dollars in lost revenue. We make these operations easier, faster, and safer for all stakeholders.

One of the most practical applications for inspections is thermal scanning.  This allows users to detect temperature range variability for a selected area.  This makes it easy to identify hot spots, leaks, and blockages on-site. Unchecked, these issues could lead to equipment damage, lost product, or large-scale environmental damage. While these kinds of inspections typically take weeks to complete, we can cut this down to just hours or days.  While traditional methods are time-consuming and costly, robot technology is quick and autonomous.

Light – Detection – and – Ranging (LIDAR):  LiDAR is a surveying and remote sensing method that measures distance by emitting a laser light at a target and calculating the return.  LiDAR instruments can emit more than 1 million points per second.  These Instruments create extremely accurate 4D models that generate a “point cloud” – ie. the living skeleton to your intelligent BIM model.  The point cloud then sits inside of YOUR design in YOUR native format

How can I apply LiDAR to my project?

  • Archive a digital copy of your site or building in a LiDAR Point Cloud
  • Digitally check your existing measurements against your as-builts
  • Increase efficiency while staying within project budget
  • Clash detect misalignments in your MEP plans
  • Easier planning for Pre-fabrication, feasibility and retrofits
  • Survey verification and coordinating reality with survey control and known locations

LiDAR Models can be imported to:

  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS
  • Civil 3D
  • Navisworks
  • ArchiCAD
  • Microstation
  • Rhino
  • Solidworks
  • Bluebean Revu
  • BIM 360
  • Sketchfab
  • Infraworks
  • Synchro 4D
  • Blender
  • Sketchup
  • Cinema 4D