VMAX Launches Next-Gen Subsea Simulator

April 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm 3 comments

Subsea simulation software company VMAX Technologies Inc, part of the Triton Group, has launched its new V1.5 project simulator for oil and gas field visualization. Built on the proven, physics-based VMAX project simulator engine, V1.5 brings a new dimension to ROV (remotely operated vehicle) pilot training and mission planning through the use of 2D survey tools. The simulator allows users to create their own real-time subsea scenarios and test them using engineering workstations, ROV training consoles and offshore ROV systems fitted with integrated simulators.

The next-generation software also includes a new training system and an expanded suite of plug-ins and manuals, providing users with additional tools for effectively creating field-level scenarios.

Terry Lease, general manager of VMAX Technologies, said: “The V1.5 package allows in-house scenarios to be easily created and installed like any other Windows type of program. This capability not only ensures ease of installation in an offshore environment, but also allows for versioning control and configuration management.

“All of the standard VMAX ROV training scenarios have been re-worked and expanded to systematically teach pilots how to perform complex tasks,” Lease continued. “Some of these scenarios include picking up delicate items from shipwrecks, installation of control pods using work skids and torque tools, installing steel-tube flying leads using a FLOT, using custom tooling to mate flanges, and using pumps to evacuate suction piles. The overall goal is to give the customer complete control of the simulation experience, help reduce risk, increase efficiency of operations and create an overall reduction in project costs. This new system allows users to train and learn at their own pace instead of requiring a dedicated 40-hour course.”



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  • 1. rovsystems  |  May 5, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I have actually been using the VMAX software to train personnel and did find there were a lot of limitation as regards to the realism of the GUI interaction, will there be a new release at any time soon to eliminate glitches etc..

    • 2. petrocomputing  |  May 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm

      Dear ROV Systems:
      Thanks for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to Brian Edwards at VMAX Simulator in Houston and asked him to follow up on the improvements you suggested. You can call him at 713-329-8293.
      Love, Jeanne

  • 3. Terry Lease  |  May 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Version 1.5 has addressed a number of important issues and added some new features.

    I’m with VMAX and am very interested in ideas that add value to our product. Feel free to email me: terry.lease@vmaxsimulator.com


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