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White Paper - Laser Scanning Over Manual Methods for the Oil and Gas Industry

Data collection has always been crucial for the oil and gas industry, but it once required a team of multiple technicians carrying clipboards and tape measures to perform data recording in the field by hand. This field information was then brought to engineers, who would create topographic plans on drafting boards.

The introduction of total stations in the 1990s kick-started the evolution of surveying, replacing tape measures, theodolites and prisms with electronic distance measurement (EDM). Now 3D laser scanners have changed the surveying and data collection game once again, in part because they are more portable and capable of capturing a much greater amount and variety of information compared to coordinates and distances.

This engineering.com whitepaper explores how 3D laser scanning can be used in the oil and gas sector. In this 18-page whitepaper, you will learn:

  • Types of 3D scanner hardware, including CMMs and fixed measuring arms, handheld 3D laser scanners, and long-range laser scanners
  • Technologies used in 3D laser scanning, including point cloud processing, cloud storage, artificial intelligence and augmented or virtual reality
  • What you need to know to plan, implement and calculate the ROI of using 3D laser scanning for oil and gas sector projects

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