Metocean Services International (Pty) Ltd was formed in 2003 to provide meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) services globally. With a management team of over 40 years experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, MSI has already conducted operations in over 30 different countries.
With offices in South Africa and Australia, and using state of the art equipment, MSI provides professional, cost effective global solutions in response to our clients requirements for accurate metocean information. This not only makes us an alternative service provider, but it is establishing MSI as a supplier of choice for the provision of metocean services globally.
MSI is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a 12 month metocean measurement project for Total E&P Congo (Total) in the Moho-Nord Field offshore Congo, in approximately 820m water depth.
The objective of the programme was to provide Total E&P Congo with a reliable metocean data base so as to facilitate safe marine operations at and near the site. Additionally, the measurements will provide the basis for derivation of accurate and consistent metocean design criteria for extreme and fatigue studies which will be carried out during Total E&P Congo’s future engineering development.
Metocean Services International (MSI) recently completed the installation of 3 real-time current profile monitoring buoys offshore Curtis Island at Gladstone in Queensland, Australia for Arrow Energy as part of a 3 year monitoring program.
With a tidal range at site in the order of 4m and currents in excess of 2 knots already observed in the first week, the buoys will provide important real-time current profile data to assist with future planning as well as current vessel operations.
Metocean Services International (MSI) recently completed a real-time current measurement programme for CGG Veritas to support seismic operations offshore Ivory Coast. The system was installed on the support vessel Tanux-1, and provided real-time current profile data both on the Tanux-1, as well as via radio to the seismic vessel Vanquish.
The system comprised a TRDI 300kHz ADCP, cabled to a PC running TRDI’s VMDas software. The software controlled the operation of the ADCP, as well as displayed the data in real-time on the Tanux-1. A Hemisphere GPS provided positioning and navigation data to the VMDas software so that the vessel motion was removed from the measurements.
MSI is pleased to announce that it has recently completed a 7 month project for Heerema Marine Contractors Australia Pty Ltd (HMC), in connection with Woodside Energy Ltd’s North Rankin (NRB) development offshore Australia.
Intital involvement of MSI involved the provision of personnel to operate HMC equipment onboard the SSCV Hermod for the jacket installation in September. This was then followed by the provision of tide, wind, current and wave measurements for the NRB topsides installation. The topside of 23,600 metric tons, fabricated in Korea, was installed in 125m water depth with HMC’s barge H851, currently the world’s largest launch and float over barge.
With extensive experience in Africa, Metocean Services International (MSI) has recently returned to Sierra Leone to undertake the installation of 2 real-time current measurement systems for African Minerals (AML).
Each system provides real-time current speed and direction to 3 receiving stations, 2 on vessels involved in loading / offloading operations and 1 in the marine superintendent’s office.
As exclusive agents for MetOcean Data Systems (MetOcean), MSI is pleased to announce the award of a multi-year tender for the provision of Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoys (SLDMB) for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Metocean Services International (MSI) recently provided a real-time current measurement system for installation on the Maersk Guardian offshore Norway.
StormGeo AS have in May of this year supplied a totally integrated live current and weather forecasting system to the Norwegian oil and gas market through an advanced website. The system is primarily designed as part of the Operator’s (in this case Faroe Petroleum) oil spill contingency analysis but has been valuable in daily operational support. The service provided live feed from the current meter but the next step will be to complement live data with historical data from the location for dramatically improved dispersion studies.
Metocean Services International (MSI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an 18 month contract to provide weather forecasting services to Leighton Contractors as part of their involvement in the Gorgon project.
Leighton Contractors in consortium with Saipem are carrying out the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG Off-take Jetty and Marine Structures for the Gorgon LNG Project. Leighton is transporting the top platform structures from Indonesia to Henderson, south of Perth where they are installed into concrete caissons. The completed structures are then transported to Barrow Island using the heavy lift semi submersible Boabarge 33.
MSI is pleased to announce the sale of two RBR TWR-2050P Tide and Wave Recorders that, although a small sale on its own, is a significant milestone in terms of Australia. This sale, to the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, takes MSI passed the $1 million dollar mark of RBR product sales in Australia since acquiring the agency
To commemorate the event, MSI presented Dr. Ryan Lowe (pictured) of UWA with a bottle of Single Malt Whisky from the Tasmanian Lark Distillery.
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS), together with its Australian representative Metocean Services International Pty Ltd, have recently supplied Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) with a TRIAXYS™ Sensor to be used as part of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).
The TRIAXYS sensor is installed on the Southern Ocean Flux Station Weather Buoy (pictured right courtesy of http://imos.org.au/), designed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), located at -46.915; 142.217, south of Tasmania, in 4,323 metres of water.