Marine Simulation releases ROVsim O&G

Marine Simulation has released ROVsim O&G, an undersea simulator for oil and gas industry inspection and working class ROVs.

Offshore staff

MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina -- Marine Simulation has released ROVsim O&G, an undersea simulator for oil and gas industry inspection and working class ROVs.

A complete ROVsim O&G simulator includes three separate software applications: the main ROV Simulator, a separate navigational SONAR Module, and an instructor's Control Module. The main ROV simulator encompasses a mission area of over 25 sq km (10 sq mi) and includes a complete oil platform, 8 km (4 mi) of submerged pipeline, and a working drillship.

The ROV in this simulation is deployed by a Tether Management System (TMS) cage from a support ship, which are also simulated. The instructor not only has full control of the environment and casualties that the ROV is operating in, but also controls the surface support ship and deployment cage with an easy to use, graphics display, the company says.

ROVsim O&G also includes a custom mission designer that allows the user to build mission environments. All ROVsim simulators are designed to operate on low-cost personal computers and are compatible with “off the shelf” components. ROVsim O&G is available for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and the upcoming Windows 7 operating systems.

09/14/2009

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