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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?

September 2018 Project and Technology Update

Thanks to an increased focus on efficiency and a continued commitment to reliability and meaningful data, Welaptega has ridden the wave of change brought on by the recent industry downturn and further solidified its position as the industry leader in in-situ mooring inspections. After a busy Summer 2018 that saw us inspection more than ten mooring systems of permanently-moored floating assets, we wanted to take a moment to let you know what we’ve been up to.

Meet Stephen Robinson-Enebel, Engineer-in-Training

Stephen is the newest member of the Welaptega Team.  He is a fourth year student taking Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University and is working on completing his third and fourth co-op terms here at Welaptega.  Much like previous recruits, we thought it would be awesome to get to know more about this aspiring young man so we sat down with him for a Q&A.

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.

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: 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”.

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.