Log in


The Houston Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise specified below.

If you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact the Events Chair.    

Upcoming events

    • 10-Sep-2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079

    Optical 3D Point Clouds and Photogrammetry Solutions


    This year's 2019 Technical Luncheon is based on the optical solutions which generate high-density, 3D point cloud modeling or photogrammetry deliverables. In addition, the real-time or post-processing software packages that renders these 3D reconstruction results.

    The evolution of computing hardware, and the quality of still images, along with advancements in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), has ushered the emergence of point cloud data derived from 3D photogrammetry. This is being fused with additional data sets in virtual reality scenes, which are now being understood as a high-end deliverables. Inspections surveys have progressed from simple VHS to DVDs and ultimately digital encoding of the video. The requirement for changing the standard deliverables is also beginning to evolve, allowing Clients / Engineers to obtain enhanced data in regards to accuracy resolution and relative / absolute positioning. How do subcontractors continually meet these demands, still be competitive, and provide effective and efficient services? By continually pushing the technology limitations.

    The old adage of ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ holds true to a point, but with virtual reality one could say its worth a billion words (1,000 ^3) as its 3 dimensional.

    The five vendors (Cathx, Comex, Dimeye, ROV3D, and Zupt) presenting at the Technical luncheon will share information regarding their innovative solutions, highlighting the benefits, deliverables and of each, allowing Contractors and Sub Contractors to provide tailor-made solutions to clients based on their requirements and the merits of each system.


    8:00AM - Introductions of Speakers and Panel

    8:45AM - Opening talk

    9:00AM - Speaker 1 from Cathx

    9:45AM - Coffee Break

    10:00AM - Speaker 2 from Comex

    10:45AM - Coffee Break

    11:00AM - Speaker 3 from Dimeye

    11:45AM - Lunch Buffet

    12:30PM - Speaker 4 from ROV3D

    13:15PM - Coffee Break

    13:30PM - Speaker 5 from Zupt

    14:15PM - Q and A, Final remarks 

    15:30PM - Event completion 



    The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's September  Technical Luncheon

    Location: Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079

    Speaker: Representative speakers from Zupt, Rov3D, Dimeye, Comex, and Cathex

    Topic: Optical 3D point Clouds and Photogrammetry solutions

    Meal & Refreshments: Breakfast snacks and a buffet lunch will be provided for all registered guests.

    Additional Info: 

    Lunch, Table and Coffee Sponsors Required. 

    Contact Rachel.cluthe@seatronics-group.com for sponsorship opportunities.



    • 08-Oct-2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Texas Tavern, 1535 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043

    The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's October Technical Meeting

    Location: Texas T Tavern, 1535 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043

    Speaker: Paul Hatchell (Shell)

    Topic: Monitoring Seafloor Deformations

    Meal & Refreshments: Looking for sponsors!

    Additional info: 

    Deformation data are useful to constrain reservoir and geo-mechanical models and for understanding issues related to the stability of wells and seafloor infrastructure. A number of techniques are now available in offshore environments for monitoring seafloor deformations that provide frequent and/or continuous areal measurements of seafloor horizontal and vertical movements. These technologies should be considered as part of any long-term reservoir monitoring for fields with large subsidence or geo-mechanical hazards.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software