Metocean Services International Pty Ltd (MSI) is pleased to confirm that it has secured a 12 month contract through its Vietnamese partners, Romona International Limited (RIL).
The project involves deploying a single current mooring in 185m of water approx. 440km from Ho Chi Minh City. The mooring consists of two TRDI 300 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) mounted in Open Seas Instrumentation D2 streamline buoys, ORE CART Acoustic Releases for recovery of the mooring and a Seimac Argos satellite beacon for tracking of the mooring should it be released early.
The mobilisation commenced in February 2008 with the mooring being successful deployed towards the end of that month. The mooring will be recovered every 3 months, data downloaded, equipment serviced and then redeployed.
The objectives of the current profiling is to undertake ocean current investigations at the preferred drill location in the oil field to accurately determine the ocean current speed and direction for a period of one year. Once known, an accurate mooring and subsea riser analysis can be done prior to the deployment of a floating drilling unit. Accurate measurements of current speed and direction are imperative for floating drilling operations.
Although this is MSI’s first project in Vietnam and with RIL, they have worked extensively with RIL’s parent company, Romona Inc., in Russia where they have provide a complete range of metocean services, including under ice measurements, for the last four years.
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