Testing SAMIR Update

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SAMIR (Semi-Autonomous Mooring Inspection Robot) testing is continuing with excellent results so far; we are getting the system ready for the offshore trial scheduled later this year.

Podcast Plug: Upstream's The Bit

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“Keep your bit spinning to the right” is the sign off of Upstream’s weekly podcast The Bit covering the international oil and gas industry. To date they have released 44 episodes discussing issues from the Middle East and the current oil price environment to conferences and M&A activity.

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

Mooring Failure Monitoring

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Questions to FPSO Operators: How would you know if you had a mooring failure? How confident are you that you are presently operating with all lines intact? For FPSOs with external turrets or spread mooring system, you’re probably pretty confident in your ability and time frame for detecting a failed line whether it be an in-air load cell or visual check of line angles.

The W-Team

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In 2015 a crack inspection unit was sent offshore by their company for a complex subsea mooring inspection. These men promptly departed Canada to the Gulf of Thailand and onwards to the open seas off the southern Malaysian coast. Today, highly sought by operators across the globe, they survive as subsea inspectors extraordinaire. If you need a mooring inspection, if no one else can help, and if you contact them, maybe you can hire the W-Team.

Wordless Wednesday

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In our new wordless Wednesday series of blog posts we will be observing the old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand word," as we'll be posting photographs taken by our offshore crew from various locations across the globe. So make sure to check back every Wednesday for a new picture highlighting some of the beauty found in life offshore.