MSI Completes Long Term Metocean Measurements Offshore Congo for Total E&P Congo
MSI is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a 12 month metocean measurement project for Total E&P Congo (Total) in the Moho-Nord Field offshore Congo, in approximately 820m water depth.
The objective of the programme was to provide Total E&P Congo with a reliable metocean data base so as to facilitate safe marine operations at and near the site. Additionally, the measurements will provide the basis for derivation of accurate and consistent metocean design criteria for extreme and fatigue studies which will be carried out during Total E&P Congo’s future engineering development.
The measurement system consisted of a single mooring fitted with a combination of TRDI ADCP, Nortek Aquadopp current meter and RBR CTD loggers. CTD profiles were also taken during each of the mobilisation, 3 service visits and demobilisation.
All operations were completed with zero HSE incidents.
Speaking on behalf of Total, Claire Channelliere commented as follows: “The oceanic circulation in this area is quite complex. The measured data will improve our understanding of the currents from surface to seabed and help in developing metocean design criteria for the Moho Nord Project, one of Total ‘s main projects in West Africa. MSI has done a remarkable work and delivered with great professionalism”