Software speeds AUV survey data processing
EIVA has introduced NaviSuite Workflow
Manager for automatic data processing of
large amounts of subsea data for autonomous
or other underwater vehicles.
The software is designed to
automate and in parallel
execute repetitive tasks,
leading – the company
claims – to faster data
measurements on real
operations data and
workflow set-ups, with six
AUVs running in parallel, re-
vealed that the tool had processed 50 hours of
data in less than two hours. This, the company
claims, is 25 times faster than for other, typical
data processing setups.
The Workflow Manager can be applied in
the following ways:
• AUV/USV operations, to process hun-
dreds of steps in parallel where data is
recovered at the end of each mission.
• Shallow water surveys and pipeline/cable
route inspections, where each sensor file is
automatically processed as it is recorded.
This allows most of the processing to be
completed during acquisition, leaving quality control and manual eventing as the sole
remaining tasks for the data processer.
The tool can be used to checking various
quality control parameters such as density,
Raptor Oil has secured £ 4. 2 million ($5.84 million) of
investment funding from Statoil Technology Invest, Cono-
coPhillips, Scottish Investment Bank, and the Oil & Gas
The Aberdeen-based company, formed in 2011, is de-
Raptor receives funds
veloping an acoustic telemetry system for use during well
construction and production. This is designed to replace
traditional mud pulse telemetry during drilling and provide a
tenfold improvement in performance, the company claims.
Raptor’s technology has undergone various phases of
development and concept validation, culminating in a three-
week well test last November.
According to CEO Gordon Cowie, the wireless telemetry
system which demonstrated its “plug and play” adaptability and
high data rate capability under various operational conditions.
Malcolm Banks, Well Construction Solution Centre Man-
ager at the Oil & Gas Technology Centre said: “We’re pleased
to be supporting Raptor Oil with the development of this new
acoustic telemetry technology, which has the potential to
transform the performance of well delivery…
“We believe this solution, which provides high-speed wire-
less data transmission through the drillstring, can provide
high-quality data to enable better decision making during
drilling operations.” •
for wireless telemetry
The telemetry tool running in below the drillfloor
as part of testing. (Image courtesy Raptor Oil)
EIVA’s NaviSuite Workflow Manager for automatic data processing of large amounts of subsea data
for autonomous or other underwater vehicles.