Scheduling software to offer the subsea industry cost reductions

World-first technology to improve subsea operations

International project services consultancy, Cambla, is set to release a new version of its state-of-the-art software, the schedule animation tool (S.A.T.), next week to the global oil and gas industry during its exhibit at SPE Offshore Europe 2015.

The technology is a world-first, which has been developed to improve the accuracy, and significantly reduce the costs, time and safety risks associated with planning subsea operations. An online application, S.A.T. provides an accurate visual representation of a vessel’s location and planned activities, and increases engagement within a project team and external stakeholders.

S.A.T. was initially launched to the market in February 2015, and as a result of high demand, a number of upgrades have been made to the new tool including increased fleet management capabilities, an enhanced data input system, a function to display fixed infrastructures including oil and gas platforms, FPSOs, and wind turbines, a listing of all scheduling issues, and the animation models can now be produced faster, significantly reducing the man-hours required to plan vessel operations.

Alexander MacLeod, founder of Cambla, said: “We received a high level of enquiries and positive feedback when we launched the first version of S.A.T. earlier this year. We are continuously listening to our clients to understand their business requirements and identify opportunities to support their operations through innovative technology, so it was important that we continued to invest in the R&D of S.A.T. to ensure that it is meeting their needs.

“By recognising a growing industry need for a cost effective way of planning vessel activity, and developing a solution for this through our new and improved software, we are able to support the industry at a time where reducing excess expenditure is of paramount importance to its future sustainability.

“The tool’s time and cost saving capabilities are currently in high demand due to the challenging market that the North Sea sector represents. Vessel operators are under immense pressure to identify occasions where their fleet is not being utilised to its full potential. S.A.T. is a particularly useful resource for companies operating a large vessel fleet or planning a complex subsea project as it offers full fleet management support.

“As one of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events in the oil and gas calendar, Offshore Europe is the ideal platform to showcase S.A.T.’s new capabilities. I am looking forward to sharing this exciting development with delegates, which I expect will be welcomed by Cambla’s new and existing clients.”

Cambla will be offering delegates of Offshore Europe a live demonstration of the upgraded software, S.A.T., at 1.45pm on Thursday 10 September at the upper lounge of the Aberdeen City and Shire stand on 2C20.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

Published on 01/09/2015

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