Subsea Acoustic Positioning: Faster, Better... and Cheaper?

  • Date 15 Mar 2018
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Subsea Acoustic Positioning: Faster, Better... and Cheaper?

15 Mar 2018, 13:15 - 15:25

South Gallery Room 3 & 4

Chaired by: Walter Jardine, Upstream Survey & Positioning Authority, BP & Christian Giroussens, Vice President & Director of Acoustic Unit, iXblue

This session focusses on different acoustic network positioning strategies and how integration and augmentation technologies are improving the way we view the subsea working environment.

A Deep Offshore Geodetic Network
Frederic Auger, Chief Surveyor, TOTAL

Right First Time: Saving Time and Money Using Tightly Coupled Sparse LBL & DVL INS
Tom Bailey, Acoustics Surveyor, Sonardyne International

How Sparse is Sparse LBL
Keith Vickery, President & Matt Turnowicz, PhD Navigation Engineer, Zupt

Stampede Subsea Positioning Experiences
Sam Hanton, Vice President Subsea Services, Proserv

Integrating Imagery and 3D Models for Positioning and Controlling Underwater Vehicles Operating in Oilfield Infrastructure
Stewart Cannon, Managing Partner, 4DNAV and Sam Tolkoff, NextDroid


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Programme subject to change


  • Walter Jardine


    Upstream Survey & Positioning Authority


    Walter Jardine is currently Global Survey & Positioning Authority at BP and Chair of the IOGP Geomatics Committee. He has 30 years’ experience in...

  • Keith Vickery




    With a BSc Electronic Eng. Keith entered the offshore survey business in 1983 Wimpol in the UK and then the US. Starting in deepwater (500m) in 1985...

  • Frederic Auger


    Chief Surveyor


      Frederic Auger has been working for TOTAL for 25 years. He spent 6 years in Angola as head of survey (from 2001 to 2006) and become chief surveyor...

  • Sam Hanton


    Vice President Subsea Services


    Sam received a BSc (Hons) Surveying and Mapping Science from Newcastle University. He has 20 years’ experience in the offshore survey and...