Sonardyne’s Specialist LBL/INS Personnel Services department is a small team of specialist Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) surveyors and
engineers focussed on helping customers successfully complete their projects by maximising the performance of their Sonardyne systems. The Sonardyne LBL/INS
specialist will provide project planning services either offshore as part of the survey team, or onshore at a customer’s own premises.
This is a premium service giving customers confidence that when they plan to utilise Sonardyne equipment, they will get the systems working to their full potential with correct procedures followed and the best settings selected. This will be coupled with unprecedented access to the Sonardyne support network.
Direct offshore support
When offshore on standard duration rotations, the Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist answers directly to the survey Party Chief. Being part of the survey team, they are
expert operators of Sonardyne systems but can also perform additional activities such as operating third party systems and mobilising/demobilising kit. This is
provided they have the competence to do so and remain under instruction from the Party Chief.
Although no substitute for a dedicated training course, the Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist will be able to mentor and offer familiarisation of the systems to members of the survey team. In addition they can provide updates on the latest developments in Sonardyne systems, help write Sonardyne system calibration reports and perform full system health checks if required to do so.
In the event that a Sonardyne Field Engineer is required on the vessel, the Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist may also be able to fulfil these tasks, saving on additional personnel day rates.
Onshore project consultancy
For onshore planning support, Sonardyne’s existing array planning service can be undertaken in customers’ premises. Using a suite of performance prediction and
simulation tools for acoustic and inertial operations, projects can be carefully planned so that risks are minimised and vessel time and project costs are lowered. Advice can also be given on procedures for jobs specifically utilising Sonardyne equipment, ensuring best practice is complied with. The Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist engineer answers directly to the Project Manager, Project Surveyor or Chief Surveyor.
With an in-house Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist to hand, project planning can be streamlined to rapidly generate the desired result with the opportunity to refine the bespoke service as the planning progresses.
Well trained and competent
All members of the Specialist LBL/INS Personnel Services department are highly trained and experienced. For each project, clients get exactly who they need for the operation of Sonardyne systems and planning in the use of these systems.
All our personnel undergo a programme of regular training and testing on Sonardyne products to ensure they are up-to-date with all new features and operational
capabilities of the systems.
When discussing customer requirements, we will do our utmost to select the most appropriate personnel for the required tasks. CVs will be made available, itemising the Sonardyne systems that personnel have been trained in and, in addition, the third
party equipment and systems they are experienced in using.
Resolving any issues in the fastest time possible
The Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist will have unprecedented access to the Sonardyne network of support resources. They are up-to-date with the latest software, hardware and procedures and they will also have access to the full range of in-house support tools required to help optimise performance and save time.
Your next step
To discuss acquiring the services of the most suitable Sonardyne LBL/INS specialist for your needs, please e-mail [email protected] or contact your local Sonardyne office.