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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Infographic: A Snapshot of Welaptega's Illustrious History

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Infographic: A Snapshot of Welaptega’s Illustrious History

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.