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Industry - 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.

Installation/Commissioning

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

Studies might typically address: