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INS interest leads the way at Sonardyne 'Life of Field' workshop


Image: Sonardyne Sonardyne Inc.'s recent 'Life of Field' two day workshop was well attended by over 40 industry professionals, ranging from major oil representatives through to vessel Captains. Held at the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel, Houston, day 1 focused on acoustic positioning techniques whilst day 2 looked at advances in Metrology, Autonomous Monitoring and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). With sessions delivered by members of Sonardyne's Survey Support Group (SSG), attendees debated achievable accuracies in acoustic positioning and how to optimize equipment selection for subsea positioning tasks in the field development phase. The second day's presentation of inertial and autonomous monitoring technologies generated particularly high levels of interest, resulting in an impromptu presentation discussion of real world applications with case studies and data gathered from projects in the Gulf of Mexico. "We hold regular free workshops for our customers all over the world," commented Ralph Gall, Technical Sales Manager at Sonardyne Inc. "It provides an opportunity
for everyone to come together and discuss the latest subsea techniques. It also allows us to further interact with our customers to find out about their upcoming project needs and what we can to do help achieve their objectives."


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