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:

The bottom-line impact of relying on purely visual inspection has safety and cost consequences. It’s just not the right way to attain high-quality data.

Our 3D modeling tools and analysis procedures are the technological backbone that provide our clients with concrete data and answers, but it’s Welaptega‘s experience in knowing what questions to ask and what data to collect that allow us to arrive at the right answer. In this case in the West African river delta, the data we came back with resulted in cost savings in the millions.

When it comes to our 3D modeling techniques, it’s important to establish that we base our findings on gathered data, not theoretical projections and guesswork. Sounds obvious? Well, even in the very recent past of the energy industry, theoretical models ruled mooring system integrity procedures:

“If you want to know the wind, wave, and current, you monitor it,” Tony Hall points out, and it’s absolutely time for this data-gathering, precise-measurement approach to be applied to the diagnostic and predictive analysis of offshore materials. And that’s exactly what Welaptega does.

Risk is unavoidable in the energy industry: offshore operators and the insurance companies they work with are constantly looking for ways to manage and mitigate risk. Risk management isn’t just about the crucial task of maintaining production—it’s about doing everything possible to secure human safety and to minimize environmental impact:

What unites risk management, diagnostic and predictive analysis, and cost-savings in oil and gas? Data. Precise measurements, modeling based on gathered information, and making projections on what we know, not what we assume or guess, are crucial to offshore energy’s future.