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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ongoing offshore operations

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Welaptega operations are in full swing as our team of engineers are busy completing projects around the world. Using Welaptega's suite of tools, our team are inspecting mooring systems, gathering data and analyzing results to ensure that any unexpected damage or accelerated fatigue is detected and diagnosed.