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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm CT
(webinar starts at 12:30 pm)
Norris Conference Centers – Houston
Virtual Reality Integration for Onshore & Offshore Engineering
Virtual Reality has become fundamental in how mankind interacts with the world – from video games to medicine, from construction architecture to naval architecture. Today, Zentech Incorporated is utilizing advanced Virtual Reality resources for engineering, system modifications, equipment substitution, life enhancement, safety, training, marketing and beyond.
Where projects once took manpower, critical life safety issues and numerous additional resources, Zentech is now able to reduce all of these elements, including the bottom dollar, to ensure a better quality and more concise deliverable for the client. Projects that need to install/add-on to an existing vessel, platform, drilling rig or refinery; or condition monitoring of tanks and machinery areas for life enhancement are planned, better design engineering can now be performed where the whole team can discuss virtually, manipulating virtual space, as if the Team were all together. Collaborations and integration become seamless and convenient in an ever-changing environment.
VR Models do not just have to be about engineering. Through critical analysis of life safety, Zentech’s VR can allow a variety of uses for Safety and Training. Even before crews/guests arrive to a facility or vessel, orientation training can be conducted, saving all valuable time and resources; escape routes can be mapped, further understanding muster areas and additionally even firefighting scenarios to help personnel understand how to better protect themselves, crew and facility/vessel. Marketing departments are using the VR Model to demonstrate the first-person, 360 immersion to enable the potential buyers to have an experience that is as if they are actual interacting with the facility/vessel and its capabilities, in person.
Meet Our Speakers
Mr. Maini has served as the President of Zentech, Inc. since its inception more than 40 years ago, and is one of the founding partners. As President, he has managed a staff of 160 highly skilled engineers and designers in its 7 offices around the world. He has personally been involved with major design modifications and enhancements of over 100 drilling rigs, MOPUs and MSVs. He has the reputation for being an innovative and insightful leader; his expertise is significant.
In his career, he has achieved an extensive experience in the design, construction supervision and rig moves of jack-up drilling rigs. He was the principal architect in the design and construction of the jack-up drilling rigs “Dyvi Beta” and “Dyvi Gamma” for Norwegian drilling contractor Dyvi A/S, which in 1977 were the largest jack-ups capable of operating in the North Sea. He was also responsible for the engineering and construction of a few other drilling rigs. Currently Zentech, under the leadership of Mr. Maini, is building a state-of-the art self-propelled MSV for itself for well intervention as well as an Accommodation vessel for offshore operations.
Mr. Maini received his M.Sc. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering (Honors) from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
He is a registered PE in the state of Texas and a Fellow of Society of Naval Architects and Maine Engineers.