SANDY BAY, Australia – MSI has installed a current mooring system and a metocean buoy in block 16 offshore Angola for Maersk Oil. Water depth is around 1,200 m (3,937 ft).
The main aim of the program is to collect site-specific current, wave, and meteorological data through the entire water column to help optimize design of a proposed floating production system.
The current mooring comprises current profilers, current meters and CTD. The 1.8-m Axys Watchmate metocean buoy comprises wave, surface current, and meteorological sensors.
The moorings will be serviced every three months for a year. Data from the metocean buoy is being transmitted in real-time to MSI’s offices for the client to access.
Equipment was deployed from the Ragnhild K vessel, mobilized from Luanda, with assistance from MSI’s local partner Zamexi.