What does it take to be a Mooring Inspection Expert?

With minimal training, almost anyone can use a caliper to take a measurement or watch a ROV monitor and claim to have inspected a mooring system. But how can you be sure of the accuracy of these measurements? Was the chain cleaned properly? Was the tool placed correctly and in the appropriate location?

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Technology Testing Update: SAMIR Successfully Swims

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Mechanical systems tests were re-verified, in-water tests were performed without a hitch, and data was produced as expected; without exception, this day of testing was a very positive and crucial step in preparing this revolutionary technology for commercial use. We are excited to prove the system in the upcoming months and showcase the full offshore inspection capability of SAMIR.

Mooring Integrity in China

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There is lots of talk and chatter in the wind on the struggling state of the Chinese economy, and although 2015 hasn’t been a banner year, attendance and interest at the China International Offshore Technology Conference (CIOTC) in Beijing certainly indicates that the Chinese offshore sector alive and thriving.

Chain Measurement Methods: Pros and Cons

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Chain wears, corrodes, and degrades. It is designed to deteriorate and intended to have an end of service life. But how do we track this? What methods are out there and what are the pros and cons of each? Understanding the current condition and deterioration rate of the entire mooring system is vital for cost-effective and safe operation of any floating asset - today we look at five different methods for measuring and inspecting one of the most common components of a mooring system, chain.