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December 12, 2006

Grenland Group AsIs, Blom Maritime Partner to Integrate 3D Subsea Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning, Traditional Survey

Blom Maritime and Grenland Group‘s AsIs business signed a cooperation agreement to provide integrated services for 3D subsea photogrammetry, laser scanning and traditional survey. We see high value in providing 3D data capture and dimensional control “from the seabed to the top of the drilling tower,” as Jason Matsumoto, president of Grenland AsIs North America, Inc., put it. The objective, Matsumoto tells us, is “to get one step closer to full execution of our medium-term strategy, the ability to offer our clients a one-stop shop for comprehensive dimensional capture, control and management.”

The two companies report they have already cooperated in scanning the Kårstø Expansion Project for MW Kellogg and Statoil, a project that involved more than 400 scans totaling approximately 14 billion points and 100GB of data. By spring 2007, Blom/AsIs plans to offer a full suite of services to American clients as well. Blom employees will be co-located in Grenland AsIs North America’s Houston offices. Matsumoto reports his company is already working to get subsea data into AIMS, Grenland AsIs’s software for asset management of 3D laser scan and related data, “and we hope to demo integrated subsea/topsides datasets, all streamed from our distributed AIMS system, at next year’s SPAR conference.”

Grenland Group AsIs, Stavanger, Houston and Kuala Lumpur, provides short-range 3D laser scanning and post-processing services with emphasis on supporting the lifecycle of production facilities, and develops an asset data management software solution called AIMS. Blom Maritime, Stavanger, specializes in subsea dimensional capture and control, longer-range scanning and subsea photogrammetry, and provides hydrographic and dimensional control services along with its Blom Positioning Monitoring System. 

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