The cutting-edge project was the first monopod installation in the Cook Inlet in 25 years and marked the first time that four Echoscope systems operated simultaneously.
The Echoscope provides a real-time 3D-detailed, geo-referenced image of moving and static subsea hardware and features --even in low-to-zero visibility conditions.
Utilizing four Echoscopes simultaneously allowed the monopod to be seen as it was lowered to accurately position it onto a kingpile.
The state-of-the-are project was Cook Inlet's first monopod installation for 25 years and marked the first time that four Echoscope systems operated at the same time.
The proposed use of the Echoscope sonars was a final verification of the installation position, but because of poor visibility resulting from tidal changes, 6-7 knot currents and heavy silt, UTEC opted to use multiple Echoscopes in combination with measurements to complete the installation.
The Echoscope technology allows service providers such as UTEC to deliver viable and efficient solutions to customers giving them an edge in these challenging times for the oil and gas industry,"