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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

TESTING SAMIR

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We completed the prototype subsea sensor system earlier this year and in-air testing is well underway! The test bed is set up with samples to test data collection and deployment. SAMIR will be mounted onto and travel along the test pieces, collecting data as it goes. Once post-processed, the data will allow us to quantitatively evaluate the condition of the test pieces and demonstrate SAMIR’s capability

Welaptega Data Collection System Upgrade

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Mooring system integrity verification requires the acquisition and collation of a number of diverse data sets from inspection tools including subsea and in-air systems. We collect a wide variety of data offshore from subsea ROV-based measurement systems, sensor packages and cameras.

Chain Measuring System Development

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Welaptega's Chain Measuring System (CMS) provides grip zone and link length measurements of in-service mooring chains through ROV inspection. The system has seen a series of upgrades since introduction and has been in use, in various incarnations, for 17 years.

Welaptega Develops Prototype Subsea Stills Camera System

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Welaptega’s 3DM system uses subsea stills cameras to collect images for post-processing into 3D models so photo quality is essential to produce accurate, high resolution models. This requirement along with the desire for more immediate results drives the need for a specialized ROV-deployed camera system.