July 03, 2018

Aberdeen based Return To Scene Ltd, part of James Fisher and Sons, has strengthened its relationship with Premier Oil through the completion of a new digital survey of the Solan platform, West of Shetland.
The software and visualisation specialist has supported the platform’s commissioning programme since 2014 initially through the delivery of a 3D design model and partial digital survey.
This year’s latest phase adds an asset-wide high resolution 360° photogrammetric layer, providing an intuitive, intelligent and visual front end to the latest version of the powerful R2S software. As a visual data hub for multiple data sources, the use of R2S will provide continuous value to the Solan project throughout its lifecycle.
Bob Donnelly, Return To Scene’s managing director comments:
“We are delighted to work with Premier Oil, further our commitment to the North Sea and support Premier’s drive to champion the development and deployment of collaborative technologies. We look forward to further building our relationship with the Premier team and to support industry drive towards automation and digitalisation.”
R2S provides high definition, 360 degree photographic images – capturing any asset and providing the user with a desktop visual walk around. It significantly improves access to, and retrieval of key engineering information. Tags within images identify equipment and link to data and documents.
Providing onshore personnel with a detailed view of offshore facilities, visual context and measuring capabilities, R2S creates a virtual environment that is more realistic, much faster, less costly and more engaging than laser scanning options.
R2S reduces Operational Expenditure (OPEX), increases efficiencies, improves operational safety and collaboration in the supply chain across the industry and throughout the lifespan of an asset from front-end design to eventual decommissioning. (Source and image: Return To Scene / R2S technician on Solan platform)