The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), an agency in the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages the nation’s energy and mineral resources on the outer continental shelf (OCS). The OCS is a major source of oil and gas for the US energy supply, and the offshore areas are estimated to contain significant quantities of resources in yet-to-be-discovered fields. BOEMRE needed a multi-purpose visualization environment to better exploit the quantity and quality of data to help maximize its resource analysis efforts. 

BOEMRE selected Barco as the prime solutions provider to design, equip, and manage the implementation of its new visualization center. The BOEMRE facility consists of a large Barco display wall for virtual collaboration, analysis, and decision-making, and a presentation display area. The large display wall, the Barco CADWall, incorporates a pair of blended Galaxy 3D stereo projectors driven by Barco’s XDS-1000 display management system, which allows BOEMRE geoscientists to view a mix of 3D stereo and non-stereo data from various sources simultaneously on the large canvas.

The visualization room also includes a ceiling-mounted Barco iCon H600 network-centric projector for presentation purposes. The iCon H600 provides multi-source, multi-windowing capabilities for dynamic and intuitive presentations. Today, BOEMRE has a world-class visualization facility with highly efficient tools to dramatically increase productivity, enhance knowledge sharing, and improve bottom-line results.