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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.

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.

Welaptega to Present at MCE Deepwater Development Conference 2016

This April Welaptega will be presenting at the Marine, Construction, and Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) Conference in Pau, France. The industry-leading event’s technical focus serves as a fantastic backdrop for strategic networking opportunities in the subsea sector.

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.

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.

Summer ends & Fall begins

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As Summer 2015 draws to an end so does our latest project in…

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

Experience Pays (and saves)

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Welaptega started out primarily as an underwater technology company, performing specific parts of the bigger picture of comprehensive inspection and assessment. We slowly expanded our services over time to meet new challenges faced by the industry. Time led to experience; experience led to confidence. We’ve now grown into a “one stop shop” for mooring inspection and integrity management.