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Scotland company announces new Lafayette location

Daily Advertiser
From staff reports

Return to Scene, an international visual asset management company with experience in the oil and gas sector, will locate its North American headquarters to Lafayette.
The announcement was made by R2S Managing Director Brian Dillon and officials with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority.

R2S expects to create at least five content-development positions in Lafayette by the end of the year.

Lafayette is the first U.S. location for the company based in Aberdeen, Scotland, with two other offices in the United Kingdom.

Return to Scene has developed investigative management software to reduce costs and improve communications in the offshore energy market.

R2S Visual Asset Management "captures" offshore assets using a blend of 360-degree spherical and standard digital photographic images as well as 2D- and 3D-modeled imagery to provide a virtual walk-through of an offshore platform, rig or vessel. The virtual representation can be used as a gateway to access safety, operations or detailed survey information.

"Recently we have been delighted to work with energy clients who have adopted the R2S methodology to manage their remote assets and to link data on everything from fabric maintenance anomalies to complete operations procedures and competence evidence," Dillon said.

The company will be a member of the Opportunity Machine, Lafayette's technology business accelerator, and initially will be based in the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise center.

R2S will work closely with LITE developers to expand its product offerings to clients, particularly in the oil and gas industry.

The LITE center is a research organization for UL and helps companies with research and development, too.

LEDA President and CEO Gregg Gothreaux said the content development jobs Return to Scene is creating are the type of jobs that will keep UL graduates in the area and entice home those who left.

"R2S's concentration on serving energy clients from their Lafayette headquarters makes the company a complementary addition to Lafayette's business base," Gothreaux said.