MSI Awarded 2 Year Muliple Location Metocean Measurement Project

Metocean Services International (MSI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2 year multiple location metocean measurement project offshore Mozambique for Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, Limitada (Anadarko).

Employing over 4,700 people, Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies with approx 2.42 billion barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves (at end 2010).

Anadarko is in the early stages of developing multiple deepwater natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma Basin, offshore Mozambique. Consistent with these efforts, a metocean data gathering program has been designed that will measure wind, wave, current, water / air temperature, tides, etc. This environmental data, once processed, will aid in the offshore, coastal and onshore developments for the entire project.

The metocean programme that MSI has been awarded comprises seven shallow and seven deep moorings (in water depths ranging from approximately 6m to 2,000m), an offshore weather station, onshore weather station and shore-based tide gauge. The seven shallow moorings include Nortek acoustic wave and current meters (AWACs) and RBR CTD loggers with turbidity sensors. Six of the seven deep sites are short in-line moorings fitted with TRDI acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCPs) and RBR CTD loggers with turbidity sensors. The deepest site is a full water column mooring comprising a combination of Nortek AWAC, Nortek Aquadopp single point current meters, RBR CTD logger with turbidity sensor and TRDI ADCP.

After installation, equipment will be serviced initially after one month, and thereafter every three months for the entire project duration. MSI will charter a vessel specifically for the offshore operations.

As a global company, MSI has extensive experience working in Africa including long term projects in many countries on both East and West coasts of the continent. Previous work in Mozambique has included long term deployment of personnel in country and the training of Mozambican nationals in the field of Oceanography. This in depth approach to individual projects combined with extensive experience in remote areas enables us to plan and manage projects efficiently all over the world. To date we have successfully operated in 31 countries from our bases in South Africa and Australia, many of the projects in remote areas and under what can often be difficult circumstances.