Drilling rigs are moved from one place to another on a regular basis. Locating the rig over the intended location in the specified orientation is a job QINSy handles well, as it provides all the necessary navigation and quality assurance tools to position the rig perfectly in the right spot.
The navigation display incorporates several features for visualizing the rig move operation. An outline shape of the rig can be pre-plotted on the exact location with the correct orientation. If the rig employs anchors, the intended anchor spread can also be pre-plotted. During the move, the actual rig is displayed as a moving shape against an electronic chart, geotiff image, and/or line drawing. In maneuvering into final position, the actual rig shape just needs to be superimposed on top of the pre-plotted shape to be at the right position. Range and bearing lines on the screen show the user the distance and bearing to the final location. To ensure that the positioning data acquired
by QINSy is only of the highest quality, various quality assurance indicators are available ranging from simple alert dialogues to more complex time series. These tools are an extra help for the surveyor in monitoring his survey equipment at all times.
If a rig is moved by the help of anchors, QINSy has specially developed anchor handling tools available to assist in the anchor handling operation. In total 24 anchors and 12 fairleads can be defined in QINSy.
For tug operations QINSy makes use of bi-directional radio telemetry to send the necessary information between the rig and its attendant tugs. In QINSy the anchors can be assigned to the tugs and the tugs will see this information on a dedicated simple bulls-eye tug display. None of the tugs require a QINSy license to run the Tug Display.