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 to attend the Global FPSO Forum

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Welaptega is preparing to head to Texas next week for the 5th annual Global FPSO conference in Galveston. James Kesten (Welaptega’s Business Development Manager for North and South America and Offshore Engineer) will be speaking on the topic of Mooring Integrity and Mooring Design. The Forum aims to bring together industry experts from around the globe with real-world FPSO experience.

Welaptega in Brazil Recap (Portuguese translation at bottom)

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Brazil is a country brimming with life, variety and a sparkling culture. During Welaptega’s recent trip to the tropical, football-fanatical region, we managed to fit in a few of the sizzling sights and sounds the breathtaking country had to offer in between a busy, and very productive, day-to-day business schedule.

UK announces new regulator to maximize energy extraction

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The UK has announced that a new regulator, the Oil & Gas Authority, will be established in line with recommendations made as part of Sir Ian Wood’s report “UKCS Maximising Recovery Review.”