Innovation

Small Innovations - Big Benefits

CREATING UNIQUE ADVANTAGES

Deep Sea Mooring focuses on developing new technology to reduce risk and increase efficiency of marine operations. Here you will find some exclusive technologies that only we can offer to our clients.

ADAPS
Advances Distance And Positioning System (ADAPS™)

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Hydroacoustic Release Hook
Saving time through innovation

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Equipment Marking
The future of equipment identification, now

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ADAPS

ADVANCED DISTANCE AND POSITIONING SYSTEM (ADAPS™)

POSITIONING POWER

Deep Sea Mooring is focused on meeting market challenges through expertise and innovation, utilising the latest technology to deliver tangible benefits to our customers – our patented ADAPS solution is a case in point.

ADAPS uses a specially reinforced transponder fitted to the anchor to monitor anchor position and seabed penetration during installation. The transponder can be used to verify correct positioning and orientation in accordance with mooring and geotechnical analyses. This potentially eliminates the need for ROV work during pre-lay operations and rig moves (resulting in cost and time efficiencies).

In addition, ADAPS is a powerful tool for monitoring real-time anchor positioning – a crucial factor when the distance between the anchor and any subsea infrastructure is critical.

ADAPS is market proven, safe, reliable and trusted by Deep Sea Mooring’s extensive customer base.

Key benefits:

  • Accurate landing positions of anchors
  • Indication of orientation
  • Penetration of anchors in accordance with DIGIN
  • Eliminates the need for ROVs for anchor verifications
  • Sophisticated, innovative and patented technology

Hydroacoustic Release Hook

SAVING TIME THROUGH INNOVATION

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WHEN IT COMES TO COMPLEX RIG OPERATIONS.

Deep Sea Mooring is focused on saving its customers time and money, without compromising on our outstanding service quality. We see innovation as a means of achieving this.

In 2012 we entered into an exclusive agreement with H. Henriksen Mek in Tønsberg, Norway – a leading manufacturer of maritime releasable hook solutions – to create a new breed of subsea release hook. The hydroacoustic subsea deployment hook (SDH40) has been specially created to facilitate the release of pennant wires without the need for ROV or weak link operations.

During the laydown of wires the hook provides the exact position of the end of the wire at the time of release, which can then be obtained by the survey service company to fix all positions of laydown wires. It is a highly efficient solution and thanks to the agreement with H. Henriksen Mek, it is exclusive to DSM.

The SDH40, which has been successfully tested with Statoil, is easy to operate and currently complies with the HiPAP system on approximately 95% of the vessels available on the Norwegian spot market.

Key benefits:

  • Effective subsea release of laydown wires
  • Provides exact position of the end of laydown wires
  • Reduces operational time for laydown of wires
  • Reduces need for ROV operations

Equipment Marking

THE FUTURE OF EQUIPMENT MARKING

A QUIET REVOLUTION

The most beneficial innovations are often the simplest. Our unique equipment marking and identification system is straightforward, yet revolutionary in the sector.

Our patented marking bands include RFID technology and data matrix codes in addition to the printed equipment ID, and can be found on all our mooring equipment. They are positioned where they are easy to spot and read. These bands ensure complete traceability (an increasing industry focus) and easy identification of all our equipment. The benefits this provides on HSEQ issues are myriad.

There is a greatly reduced risk of misreading identification information, less effort is needed to handle equipment and less time is spent on tasks such as steel brushing, or locating the necessary information. All this impacts positively upon safety and efficiency. The advantages of this, like the information itself, are clear to see. Our bands have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers since their introduction.

In 2014 we started with fitting impact-resistant RFID chips into each individual band. The chips enable RFID readers to read the IDs remotely during operations, saving time, but also greatly reducing the exposure of personnel, not to mention the likelihood of human error.

Key benefits:

  • Reduced operation time during pre-lay operations and rig moves
  • Increased QHSE levels for the personnel involved in the operation
  • Accurate data capture from planning to mooring line documentation
  • Full traceability of use for all equipment