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Visual Asset Management

The value of large institutional assets including property, facilities, and equipment in the upstream and downstream oil and gas is in the trillions of dollars. The effective management of the maintenance of such large capital assets and platforms is very complex. The routine maintenance schedules, modifications and refurbishments are challenging with respect to time as well as planning.

The maintenance of these assets generally requires budget allocation which is to be planned in advance. Given such significant annual spending, there is a constant demand for tools and services that can better allocate resources to asset maintenance activities. To effectively allocate maintenance spending in an optimized way, a comprehensive and ONE-stop solution is required.

VAM in Oil & Gas

The Aries Marine 3D scanning and modelling services have been working in association with the diversified oil and gas industry all over the globe since Aries Marine began operation in the Middle East since 1998. Laser Scanning is ideal for designing, shipbuilding, restructuring and extending technical and industrial plants such as refineries, power plants and production facilities. What started off as a dimensional survey tool has now evolved into services specially designed to address the needs of today’s multifaceted, demanding industrial workplace.


In principle, the laser scanner works by sending an infrared laser beam into a rotating mirror that deflects the laser beam around the environment being scanned. These reflected images are then transferred as point clouds and then developed into a 3D model. The 3D model can then be enriched with the details of the equipment, part and model number, scheduled maintenance dates etc.

VAM in Heritage

A detailed write-up and information on the 3D scanner is explained here

VAMS provides a more cost-effective and flexible alternative to archive huge data, and we pride ourselves in our ability to create a custom solution tailored to each client’s specific needs, location, timeline and budget. This results to properly create, catalogue and store large files of digital images in a way that allowed employees in different locations to access, edit and update them. VAM is a browser-based database application that allows you to visualize and manage all existing digital file formats via drag and drop in a visual way. The projects can be edited viewed and published locally or over the internet or intranet on devices ranging from laptops to mobile phones. All digital assets, such as photos, fully spherical images, 3D models, documents, audio files, videos, laser-scan data, maps and many more are supported.

Sample VAM models are as follows

Our unique background in engineering and oil and gas gives us insight into the lifecycle of visual assets and the importance of creating and maintaining a system that allows for maximum accessibility, adaptability, security and communication. Our work is the result of an amalgamation of our team and each client, and the combined resources of a talented network that stretches from coast to coast.


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