Positioning & Metrology

  • Date 15 Mar 2016
    Sponsored By

Positioning & Metrology

15 Mar 2016, 10:00 - 17:00

South Gallery, Room 7 & 8

*Copies of presentations available in the 'Documents' tab below*

In these challenging times for the offshore survey and metrology industry, we are excited to have prepared a conference programme that will cover a range of leading edge techniques and technologies which will deliver operational efficiencies and productivity improvements in the field of underwater positioning and imaging.

The session will bring together oil and gas companies,  survey contractors and key equipment suppliers to present example applications of new technology to industry challenges. The day will be split into 4 sessions – Multibeam Sonar, GNSS, Optical and Laser imaging, Acoustic Positioning. Multiple presentations have been selected which will allow all attendees to gain a unique insight into key emerging operational capabilities for the industry.

Chaired by Jonathan Davis, Survey & Geospatial Data Management Manager - AGT Region, BP and Malik Chibah, INS Group Manager, Sonardyne


Opening Keynote & Multibeam Sonar

10:00-10:05 | Welcome and Opening Remarks, Jonathan Davis, Survey & Geospatial Data Management Manager - AGT Region, BP & Malik Chibah, INS Group Manager, Sonardyne

10:05-10:30 | Morning Keynote, Frederic Auger, Chief Surveyor, TOTAL E&P  

10:30-10:55 | Use of Innovative Real-Time 3D Sonar Technology Enables Installation of a Monopod Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Platform and Pipeline under Low Visibility and High Current Conditions, Increasing Productivity and Reducing Project Risk, Blair Cunningham, Director and President of Technology, Coda Octopus Products Inc & Trevor Hughes, Global Director of Sales and Marketing, UTEC

10:55-11:15 | Break


11:15-11:40 | Combining GNSS and INS for Robust Surface Positioning, Dr David Russell, Technology Manager, Veripos

11:40-12:05 | Towards Centimetre-Level Offshore Surface Positioning, Dr Matthew Goode, Geodesist, Fugro Intersite B.V

12:05-13:30 | Break

Optical and Laser

13:30-13:40 | Introduction to the Optical and Laser session, Bill Gilmour, Subsea Survey and Positioning Lead, Chevron

13:40-14:10 | Optical and Laser Panel Discussion

  • Stereoscopic Vision Coupled with SLAM Technology for Efficient Subsea Metrology Operations, Jason Gillham, CEO, 2G Robotics
  • Evolving Metrology and Mapping Techniques Using Subsea LiDAR, Dan Matthews, Commercial Manager, Fugro Chance Inc.
  • Subsea 3D Survey: A New Business Model with Innovative Photogrammetry, Arnauld Dumont, President, DimEye Corp.

14:10-14:45 | Audience Q&A

14:45-15:15 | Break

Laser Imaging & Acoustic Positioning

15:15-15:40 | Tightly Integrated Acoustically Aided INS, Laser Mapping and Contactless Metrology, Mikael Larsen, Principal Engineer – INS, Sonardyne International

15:40-16:05 | Using an ASV for Oil and Gas Services Work, James Hailstones, Business Manager - Offshore Energy, ASV 

16:05-16:30 | Sparse-LBL Positioning Applied O&G Field Operations, Yann Casamajou, Products Manager, iXBlue

16:30-16:55 | Recent Developments Take Traditional SSBL Systems beyond DP and ROV Tracking to Advanced and Flexible Platforms for More Complex Construction Survey and Subsea Monitoring Applications, Spencer Collins, Sales Manager - Underwater Navigation Division, Kongsberg Maritime

This conference programme is CPD approved by IMarEST. Attendees are eligible for a CPD certificate, post event.

Presentations are subject to change


  • Jonathan Davis


    Survey & Geospatial Data Management Manager, AGT Region


    Jonathan graduated from Newcastle University in 1993 with an Honours degree in Surveying Science. He then worked for Stolt Comex Seaway as an...

  • Malik Chibah


    INS Group Manager


    Malik graduated from Kingston University in 1996 with an honours degree in Computer Information Systems Design. After working in the IT industry for...

  • Frederic Auger


    Chief Surveyor


    Frederic graduated from INSA Strasbourg (France) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Topography and Deodesy. He then worked for the French National...

  • Yann Casamajou


    Product Manager

    iXBlue, Acoustic Products Division

    Yann Casamajou graduated in 2000 from ENSEEIHT high school in Toulouse (France), with a master degree in Electronics and Signal Processing. After a...

  • Spencer Collins


    Sales Manager - Underwater Navigation Division

    Kongsberg Maritime

    Spencer Collins graduated from the University of Plymouth, in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Hydrography with Ocean Science.  He has over 20 years’...

  • Blair Cunningham


    Director and President of Technology

    Coda Octopus Group, Inc

    With over 25 years technical and commercial experience in the solution driven technology sector, Blair has been instrumental in providing large-scale...

  • Arnauld Dumont



    DimEye Corp

    Arnauld is a surveyor expert engineer and has been working for more than twenty years in the field of 3D measurement by photogrammetry in various...

  • Jason Gillham



    2G Robotics

    With a lifelong passion for marine technology, Jason Gillham founded 2G Robotics in 2007 after completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at...

  • Matthew Goode



    Fugro Intersite B.V.

    Matthew Goode works as a geodesist at Fugro Intersite B.V. in The Netherlands, one of the research and development centres of the Fugro group of...

  • James Hailstones


    Business Manager – Offshore Energy


    James has been involved in the offshore survey industry for 30 years, operating in the O&G, Government, Communications and Renewable sectors. 15...

  • Trevor Hughes


    Global Director of Sales and Marketing


    Trevor Hughes is the Global Director of Sales and Marketing for UTEC. He joined UTEC in 2006 after more than 25 years in the offshore survey...

  • Mikael Larsen


    Principal Engineer – INS

    Sonardyne International Ltd

    Mikael is an acknowledged expert on inertial navigation (INS) and associated technologies. He holds MSc and PhD degrees (2001) from the Technical...

  • Dan Matthews


    Commercial Manager

    Fugro Chance Inc

    Dan Matthews has worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for 15 years as an offshore acoustic surveyor and project manager. He is currently...

  • David Russell


    Technology Manager


    David has been developing and supporting GNSS solutions for positioning and navigation for over 15 years. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in...


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