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.

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.

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.

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.

Atlantic Canada - Working in Our Own Backyard

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The global demand for risk-based mooring inspection has routinely led to Welaptega’s operations team travelling to locations far from home to meet this demand; however, over the last 20 years, we’ve also completed numerous projects close to home in our own region, Atlantic Canada.