Northside: Wave Glider - Introduction to a New Autonomous Remotely Piloted Ocean Data Collection Platform

Speaker: Sudhir Pai
Speaker Sudhir Pai
Sudhir Pai  graduated from University of Bombay with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.  After two short stints with Dodsal and Honeywell, he then joined Schlumberger as a Field Engineer, member of the international staff and has been with the organization for 30 years.  He has worked in Middle East ...

Sudhir Pai  graduated from University of Bombay with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.  After two short stints with Dodsal and Honeywell, he then joined Schlumberger as a Field Engineer, member of the international staff and has been with the organization for 30 years.  He has worked in Middle East and India for 17 years in 6 countries.  He managed Operations of Schlumberger Oilfield Services for Mumbai from 1997-2001.  As part of managing Business and Technology, he was based at the headquarters at Houston, Texas for 6 years.  From 2003-2005 he was Vice President and General Manager for the Completions business worldwide.  2005-2011 were spent in 2 separate functions in Personnel/Human Resources in Dubai and Corporate Planning/Supply Chain in London Gatwick.

 

Since January 2012, Sudhir has been Vice President of worldwide Operations for Liquid Robotics Oil and Gas, a Joint Venture with Schlumberger.

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Wave Glider - Introduction to a New Autonomous Remotely Piloted Ocean Data Collection Platform
 
Liquid Robotics has invented the world’s first marine vehicle that harnesses kinetic energy from wave action to produce locomotion on the sea. The Wave Glider provides a persistent ocean presence and data acquisition platform which can support numerous applications in energy exploration & production, security, survey, and METOC applications. This talk uses case studies from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to illustrate system operation and example data types. The Wave Glider is a configurable platform designed to support a wide variety of sensor payloads including fluorometers, ADCPs, SEEP detection, magnetometers, acoustic arrays, and acoustic data communications. Wave Gliders are completely self-sustaining using solar panels to power their payloads and the wave action of the ocean itself for movement, so mission durations are not limited by onboard batteries or fuel. The platform includes navigational and control systems, and communication to an operations center via satellite. To date, Wave Gliders have completed over 150,000 cumulative miles of operation, and have demonstrated individual data collection voyages of over 3,200 miles.
 
A brief discussion of applications under development is also included.
 

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Tue, Jan. 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
Please register prior to the event to facilitate improved planning and admission. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come/ first served basis as space allows.   If you have special dietary needs, please email the event contact with your requests PRIOR to arrival at the event. Thank you.   ...

Please register prior to the event to facilitate improved planning and admission. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come/ first served basis as space allows.


 

If you have special dietary needs, please email the event contact with your requests PRIOR to arrival at the event.

Thank you.

 

Parking: Use Contract Entrance. Push button on kiosk and tell security that you are with the SPE Northside Study Group in the Greenspoint Club.

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