Oil and gas companies could save cash with new software that interprets engineering drawings.
Researchers from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University have teamed up with risk management firm DNV GL to work on the project.
The end goal is to speed up the process of interpreting and contextualising engineering drawings and makes it more cost effective.
The team includes research fellow Dr. Carlos Moreno Professor Chrisina Jayne and Dr Eyad Elyan, the project lead.
Brian Bain, senior principal specialist at DNV GL in Aberdeen, added: “Much of the time involved in running technical studies on the safety and performance of offshore installations is taken up in the gathering of information.
“For older installations, this is held in hard copy engineering drawings. By automating the process we hope to provide a faster and more efficient service to the industry.”
The project started in January 2017 and is due to be completed in early 2018.