Subseas Engineering Company Uses Vortex Studio to Advance Mobile Robotics Fleet
Oceaneering Inc. aims to reduce training times and increase mission readiness through high fidelity, real-time 3D simulations.
July 15, 2019
CM Labs Simulations Inc. announced that subsea engineering and applied technology company, Oceaneering Inc., has successfully integrated Vortex Studio into its planning and prototyping workflows for offshore tools.
Based in Houston, TX, Oceaneering provides engineered services and products for the offshore energy industry. With clients looking for a long-term partner to deliver safe and stable maintenance operations for multiple-years to decades at a time, Oceaneering’s Digital Innovation Design Team was tasked with developig simulation-based demos.
As CM Labs’ advanced suite of real-time simulation and visualization software, Vortex Studio offered Oceaneering a user-centric prototyping tool, streamlined for the deployment testing, training and customer engagement simulations.
Offering high-fidelity dynamics, cable systems and hydrodynamics, Vortex Studio presented a robust feature set made for the marine-focused company.
“With increasingly complex projects, the Oceaneering team wanted to refocus their resources,” explains Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs VP of Marketing & Customer Experience. “Vortex Studio allowed them to leverage their existing 3D artists in completely new ways.”
Advanced Training Applications
Free to add different difficulty levels to the simulated missions via Vortex Studio, crews are now able to start with basic skill-building tasks and then progress to the same types of real-time challenges they will face while working onsite.
This new type of training program is already gaining traction with Oceaneering’s Norwegian office, who are looking to leverage simulation-based training for their globally deployed ROV pilots.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.