Chrysaor to use visualisation software on newly-bought North Sea assets
Aberdeen-based Return To Scene Limited, part of James Fisher and Sons, will supply London-based independent oil & gas company Chrysaor with its R2S visualization software.
As a result of last week’s deal between Chrysaor and Return To Scene, the North Sea operator will gain access to photographic models of the Everest, Lomond, and Armada assets which it acquired from Shell. R2S provides high definition, 360 degree photographic images – capturing any asset and providing the user with a desktop visual walk around
The three assets in question are part of a package of assets which consists of Shell’s interests in Buzzard, Beryl, Bressay, Elgin-Franklin, J-Area, the Greater Armada cluster, Everest, Lomond, and Erskine, and a 10% stake in Schiehallion. Chrysaor bought the asset package this year from Shell for up to $3.8 billion.
According to Return to Scene, the R2S models of Everest, Lomond, and Armada will enable users to virtually walk around the assets, review, and add data from diverse sources and information systems, and plan for upcoming projects all from the comfort of the office.
Ruth Christie, business development director at Return To Scene, said: “Having access to the R2S software and photographic models at this early stage in Chrysaor’s ownership of Everest, Lomond and Armada will enable rapid familiarisation with the assets acquired, and aid understanding of the requirements of its operation.
“It will also allow Chrysaor to operate with efficiency, reduced risk, and reduced costs while maintaining all asset related data in a logical and central location. We are delighted to work with Chrysaor and support its aim to become the leading independent oil and gas company in the North Sea – a key region for Return to Scene.”
Information available the Return to Scene website, the company’s client list includes the likes of BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Chevron, to name a few.
The company explains that its solution, providing onshore personnel with a detailed view of offshore facilities, visual context and measuring capabilities, 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.