Press Releases

Find all the latest press releases and news updates from 4D Nav here as well as archived documents.

 

For Immediate Release – April 2017: 4D Nav Awarded Contract by Ocean Infinity
New Quality Control Software, QCView Release

2017

Supporting Operations Around the World

Aug. 2, 2017

4D Nav’s summer has been extremely busy supporting new operations around the world! Since June 2017 4D Nav has sent their installation and support team to the following places:

  • Bergen, Norway
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Portsmouth, England,
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Torquay Victoria, Australia
  • Guyana
  • Equatorial Guinea

We’re excited for the new opportunities on the horizon and what the future holds. Click to download the map.

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4D Nav Contributes to Scotland’s New Project

Jun. 30, 2017

4D Nav’s technology, NavView, has landed aboard the NKT Victoria cable layer vessel. This award-winning ship is laying 130 kilometers of high voltage cable from the Highlands to the National Grid. This high voltage cable will open the door for providing clean renewable energy generated in the north of Scotland to all of Scotland and eventually to the rest of the UK.

This vessel has the capacity of carrying 10,000 tons worth of cable. To minimize damage to the seabed, 4D Nav has developed high-tech live 3-D imaging systems, NavView, to monitor and guide the state-of-the-art ROV used to place the cable within a pre-dug tench on the seabed with excellent precision.

 

Watch the video below to listen to Simon Melton, of the NKT Victoria, discuss the application and features of NavView.

 

 

The NKT Victoria was awarded “Ship of the Year 2017” prize presented during a ceremony at the NorShipping exhibition in Norway. We are very excited to be involved with this mission and honored to be working with this award-winning vessel.

“I am proud that NKT Victoria is awarded the Ship of the Year Prize. With this vessel, we are now able to offer our customers complete cable solutions, from design and manufacture to installation and service – as one of a very few cable providers in the world,” said Michael Lyng, president and CEO of NKT.

Click to read Subsea World News story.

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4D Nav Software Aboard Ship of the Year 2017

Jun. 16, 2017

4D Nav’s technology, NavView, has landed aboard the NKT Victoria, awarded “Ship of the Year 2017” prize presented during a ceremony at the NorShipping exhibition in Norway. We are very excited to be involved with this mission and honored to be working with this award-winning vessel.

“I am proud that NKT Victoria is awarded the Ship of the Year Prize. With this vessel, we are now able to offer our customers complete cable solutions, from design and manufacture to installation and service – as one of a very few cable providers in the world,” said Michael Lyng, president and CEO of NKT.

 

To learn more about InfinityView, the NKT Victoria and its’ mission watch this video!

 

Click to read Subsea World News story.

 

 

 

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UT3 Issue 2, 2017 Feature

Jun. 5, 2017

Check out 4D Nav’s partnership with Ocean Infinity featuring 4D Nav’s technology InfinityView published in UT-3 (issue 2, 2017) page 58-59.

4D Nav has been awarded a contract to supply mission planning and monitoring software by Ocean Infinity. Ocean Infinity will be operating a fleet of autonomous vehicles, which will be hosted on a dedicated vessel to provide unparalleled seabed search and survey capability. The software is called InfinityView, which is key in the ability to cover a large area of seabed economically and with more accuracy and efficiency.

   Click to read now (page 58-59). 

This complex project fits 4D Nav’s corporate profile of providing cutting edge software based solutions to the marine industry to increase efficiency and reduce costs. 4D Nav will extend their NavView and AuvView code base to plan an optimized mission plan for all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessel by applying deep learning technology. As the planned missions are being executed all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessels will be tracked against their planned missions and if any deviations occur InfinityView will dynamically update the mission plan to allow corrective decisions to be made and executed.

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Ocean Infinity Awards Contract to 4D Nav

Apr. 25, 2017

4D Nav has been awarded a contract to supply mission planning and monitoring software by Ocean Infinity. Ocean Infinity will be operating a fleet of autonomous vehicles, which will be hosted on a dedicated vessel to provide unparalleled seabed search and survey capability. The software is called InfinityView, which is key in the ability to cover a large area of seabed economically and with more accuracy and efficiency.

This complex project fits 4D Nav’s corporate profile of providing cutting edge software based solutions to the marine industry to increase efficiency and reduce costs. 4D Nav will extend their NavView and AuvView code base to plan an optimized mission plan for all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessel by applying deep learning technology. As the planned missions are being executed all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessels will be tracked against their planned missions and if any deviations occur InfinityView will dynamically update the mission plan to allow corrective decisions to be made and executed.

For the full press release, click here.


Click to preview InfinityView software.

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New Quality Control Software, QCView

Mar. 28, 2017

Quality Control with 4D Nav’s QCView Software

4D Nav has introduced a software package designed to provide advanced QC capabilities for offshore operations. This paper describes some of the capabilities and provides case studies. Click here to read the full white paper.

Rig Move QA/QC Operations Using QCView

Currently 4D Nav’s QCView is used by multiple clients for rig move QA/QC operations. The software provides the client with the tools necessary to determine the quality of the rig’s position in parallel but independently of the contractor. With traditional QC the client often has little raw data to base approval of the preliminary and final topside positions of a well on. With QCView, they are able to accept raw data from the contractor in real-time enabling them to verify critical components such as project geodesy, sensor offsets, rig offsets, DGPS data quality, heading data quality, as well overall movement of the rig.

QCView operates as an independent navigation and QC suite under complete control of the client. The following highlights the key features that make this a valuable tool for reducing costs and identifying positioning issues and inefficiencies:

  1. Project creation and planning. Enables the client to create their own database in the software before it is sent offshore, allowing internal checks for geodetics, DTM, project drawings, as well proposed coordinates.
  2. EPSG Geodesy database. Simplifies checks of contractor’s geodesy configuration.
  3. Real-time data input. Input of raw position and heading data facilitates identifying dimensional and offset errors as well as enabling monitoring of vessel movement during operations.
  4. Scene creation. Option to create a digital terrain model (DTM) from bathymetry data and populate it with seafloor assets such as wells, manifolds, PLETs, flowlines, etc. improves visualizing and comprehending the spatial relationship of working assets within the existing environment in real-time.
  5. Real-time catenary modeling. Real-time catenary modeling of anchor lines, both simple and complex, during rig move operations.
  6. Data logging. Comprehensive configurable data logging, including all sensors and processed vessel positions, to databases independent of contractor ensures all data required for analysis and playback is captured.
  7. RINEX logging utility. Supports logging of raw GPS data to be collected for the DGPS antennas for further verification by client of positional integrity.
  8. Remote monitoring. Using 4D Nav’s network services, QCView can be monitored by a QCView client with network access.
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4D Nav Attends Oceanology International North American 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

Oceanology International North America is a world-class conference for suppliers, contractors and end-users in the offshore and subsea industries.

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2016

Implied Metrology Project – Julimar Project

Mar. 1, 2016

In March 2016, the Julimar project in Australia was conducted consisting of the installation of two manifolds and 20 jumpers which were then connected to the surrounding infrastructure.

4D Nav personnel were involved in planning and executing the project using Connect software, which was used to collect data and to compute hub-to-hub metrologies and was the key to organizing and managing the process.

For a full project briefing, data collection and visualizations, click here.

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