• PIONEERS //

    For 20 years the world’s foremost innovator in offshore mooring inspection and integrity engineering

  • BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

    Providing critical technical services in support of safe, productive and profitable offshore operations

  • REDUCED COSTS

    Cost savings through progressive inspection and applied integrity engineering

  • OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE

    Optimised performance through active integrity management

  • ASSET LONGEVITY

    Detailed engineering to assess the remaining life in aging mooring systems

WE ARE WELAPTEGA

We develop and deliver inspection technologies and engineering expertise that provide the insights and understanding needed to mitigate risk, forestall failure, and manage the ongoing integrity of offshore operations.

OUR CAPABILITIES

PROGRESSIVE INSPECTION

The deployment of visual and magnetic technologies to assess the condition of moorings and other subsea facilities.

SUBSEA MEASUREMENT

Deployment of specialised inspection systems to quantify degradation and damage to components.

MOORING FITNESS FOR PURPOSE [MFPA]

A risk-based engineering process to determine the current physical condition and the residual capacity of offshore mooring systems.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

MEET SAMIR

Our Semi-Autonomous Mooring Inspection Robot [SAMIR] is a revolutionary wire rope inspection system that harnesses magnetic flux leakage technologies, high resolution video and positional sensors to provide unprecedented insights into the condition and operational integrity of in-service wire mooring ropes.

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LATEST NEWS

Mooring System Design Considerations

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A permanently moored Floating Production Unit has a complex mooring system with many constraints. A wide variety of factors must be considered to try to predict the future and account for degradation of the system.

Meet Meuni Peduruge, Chemical Engineer

Meet Meuni, a recent graduate from the Chemical Engineering Program…

High Standards For the High-Performing Energy Industry

Our work with the pan-industry FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) Forum has been focused on mooring integrity and the management of mooring systems. A decade ago, we were a founding member of the FPSO committee that worked toward setting guidelines related to mooring: since then, these guidelines have been adopted by UK Oil and Gas, and is being applied around the world by operators.

The Right Data: Uniting Field Experience and Progressive Technology

On a project in a West African river delta, Welaptega proved the value of our insight and technology to a major oil company dealing with what appeared to be an incredibly high amount of corrosion on their mooring system. Welaptega CEO Tony Hall explains exactly what happened when we turned up on the job.

Managing a 5-Asset Offshore Inspection, From Planning to Fieldwork to Report

After a major offshore inspection job in Brazil, Welaptega Project Manager Luke Williams is well-positioned to explain the details of planning, executing, and processing the complex work that goes into a offshore inspection of multiple assets.

Offshore Life Snapshot: Diversity Edition

Cultural diversity is the norm in the offshore industry. This blog entry was written approximately 62 nautical miles off the Niger Delta of Nigeria on a vessel manned with personnel from Nigeria, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, South Africa, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, England, Canada, India, and the USA. This cultural diversity is compounded by the cultural diversity within each of the nations represented, but no more so than Nigeria. There are an estimated 521 languages and over 1150 dialects and ethnic groups within Nigeria.

Welaptega: First Class Mooring Inspectors

When it comes to mooring inspections of offshore floating production installations, Welaptega is at the top of its class. This is the result of more than 20 years of experience performing inspections and assessments in every corner of the globe as well as a relentless commitment to continuous improvement of its knowledge base, execution, and R&D. Many of the inspections performed by Welaptega are carried out to meet the requirements of various classifications societies such as Lloyd's Register and DNV-GL.

Welaptega Globetrotters

Like the famous basketball players, the Harlem Globetrotters, Welaptega is a close knit, highly specialized team that performs to exceptionally high standards. We like to ‘wow’ our audience with our service performance as well as our delivery and take great pride in doing so. We maintain our niche through grit, hard work, determination and grace, too.

Risk Assessment in All Walks of Life

When assessing risk of an operation, the UK Oil and Gas considers both the consequences of failure and the probability of failure. Each plays a crucial role in determining the attention that should be paid in preventative action. Consequence of failure is the outcome of a possible hazard (What happens if…) where the probability considers how likely it is that something will go awry (How likely is this to happen?).

Meet Govinda “G” Jagdeo, Project Engineer

Meet Govinda “G” Jagdeo. G is the newest member of the Welaptega Team and was hired on to fulfill the role of project engineer. He has been with us for just under two months now and his outgoing, optimistic and “can-do” attitude makes him a great addition to our team. Govinda is now offshore Australia working on one of our projects, but before he left we sat down with him to learn a bit more about who is really behind the man we call “G”.

Offshore Safety: A First-level Priority for Third-party Contractors

As third party contractors, Welaptega has a unique and important role to play in supporting offshore safety initiatives. Because we work with such a wide variety of jurisdictions, clients, ROV operators and vessels, we have a unique perspective on safety matters.

Welaptega Attends Oceanology International 2016 with Plenty of Room to Spare

On March 16, Welaptega visited the Oceanology International exhibition at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London. The exhibition is known for being a world-leading marine science and ocean technology event that attracts engineers, marine scientists, and visitors from the oil & gas industry by the droves.

Welaptega to Present at MCE Deepwater Development Conference 2016

This April Welaptega will be presenting at the Marine, Construction, and Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) Conference in Pau, France. The industry-leading event’s technical focus serves as a fantastic backdrop for strategic networking opportunities in the subsea sector.

Guess who's back?

We would like to welcome co-op student Nathan Robinson back to the Welaptega Team. Our avid blog readers might remember a Q&A we did with Nathan back in August 2015 regarding his co-op experience at Welaptega. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to read it, you can do so by clicking here.

Hurry up and wait

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If you work in the offshore industry you have not only heard this phrase, you have lived it. An industry with such huge opportunity at play – such risk and reward – forces us to be prepared at a moment’s notice. This back and forth force pushes us to make sure we are never left with a hot potato at the end of the song. When your turn comes you better be ready to rock.

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