3D Laser scanning & survey

The integrity of data used for new and retrofit designs is critical to all oil and gas design projects. 3D laser scanning and 3D surveying provides indispensable insurance against misfits and errors. Scans can be used for pre-implementation clash checks, to reduce hot work, shutdown times and offshore man hours.

3D surveying on offshore platform


Dag A. Nilsen, Ramboll Oil & Gas

Dag A. Nilsen

Business Development Manager, Norway
T: +47 488 93 227
Riyaz Ahmad Malik

Riyaz Ahmad Malik

Team Leader, 3D Scanning & Survey, Middle East
T: +974 44231754
M: +974 55097446
Balaji Swaminathan

Balaji Swaminathan

Director - Oil & Gas India
T: +91 44 4386 7000
Stefan Soost

Stefan Soost

Senior Project Manager & Team Leader, 3D Scanning & Survey, Denmark
T: +45 5161 7392

Proven 3D laser scanning track record

Ramboll has worked with 3D laser scanning and 3D surveying both onshore and offshore since the late 1990s. This technology enables us to create ‘as built’ assets digitally, thereby safeguarding against geometrical errors and ensuring new designs are precisely tailored to fit existing layouts.

Our services within 3D laser scanning and survey cover:

  • Dimension control surveys
  • 3D modelling and intelligent 3D design environments
  • Visualisations, as-built documentation and models
  • Global access to our 3D environments via Netview
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Land surveying, topographic surveys and underground utility mapping
  • Digital clash analysis and constructability and tie-in validation

Risk mitigation and EX-proof 3D laser scanning

When used as a design basis, our accurate 3D models prevent unexpected issues and potentially hazardous risks in the installation process. Safety critical elements such as hot work can also be kept to a minimum when items can be seamlessly installed.

Moreover, Ramboll owns explosion proof (EX proof) laser scanners, and we have considerable experience working with high risk explosive environments offshore.

A customised 3D surveying approach and user-friendly outputs

Ramboll’s dedicated in-house 3D surveying team and our engineers continually share knowledge about the project. We also fine-tune our surveying approach to ensure practical application in the engineering processes. Our surveying goes beyond data recording to become a streamlined process designed to frontload the engineers with accurate information.

Our 3D point clouds are compatible with all CAD programs and are easy to understand. We also provide Netview solutions for online data access.

Land surveying and underground utility mapping

For onshore projects, Ramboll offers surveying and field data gathering services to create a complete project basis. We provide specialist surveying services including land surveying, 3D mapping of underground utility, and 3D laser scanning and modelling.

We apply our 3D laser scanning & survey services for Offshore platforms, Floating production, Pipelines & subsea, Onshore production & refining and Gas & LNG

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The world's only explosion proof 3D laser scanner, which Ramboll used on one of our offshore engineering projects

3D laser scanning in potentially explosive area offshore

Using state-of-the-art equipment for laser scanning and survey in an offshore environment, Ramboll performed the first ever laser scanning in an area, which was categorised potentially explosive.

3D model of the FPSO Petrojarl 1

Lifetime extension for FPSO Petrojarl 1

FPSO Teekay Petrojarl I was operating on the Glitne Field for Statoil, and was planned to operate for another five years there. In turn, the owner of the FPSO, Teekay Petrojarl Production, was evaluating to extend the lifetime of the FPSO with 15 years.

Dan Bravo

Dan Bravo Field

3D scanning of four platforms increasing safety and getting instant access to field information.

The South Arne platform

Smooth and cost-effective EPC set-up in the North Sea

In the summer of 2014 a joint venture between Ramboll Oil & Gas and Semco Maritime were rewarded an EPC contract for the provision of onshore and offshore services to Hess Denmark’s platforms in the Danish North Sea.

3D laser scanning and survey often proves to save resources on offshore projects

3D laser surveys for Maersk Oil modification projects

In 2007 Ramboll Oil & Gas' survey department performed twentyfive 3D laser surveys for Maersk Oil on the company's modification projects.

Mærsk Inspirer

Increasing well capacity of jack-up drilling rig Maersk Inspirer

In 2012 Maersk FPSO awarded Ramboll Oil & Gas an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract comprising enhancements to the jack-up drilling rig, Maersk Inspirer.

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