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Offshore Operations

Offshore operations encompass such activities as seismic survey, exploration drilling, facilities installation and materials transfer.

The principal metocean requirements for these activities may be itemised as follows:

Seismic Survey

Exploration Drilling Studies

Decisions to be made prior to commencement of exploration drilling include:

Studies which might facilitate these decisions may include:

During this phase, potential deficiencies in metocean knowledge should be identified, and reconnaissance measurement programmes for rectifying these deficiencies should be scoped, costed and presented.


As more sophisticated facility installation options are being adopted, tighter specification of installation 'weather windows' is required.

Studies might typically address: