One of the most important tasks for offshore accommodation vessels (flotels) today is providing a safe passage for personnel to the host installation. In such cases, the accommodation vessels are positioned alongside the rig and connected by means of a telescopic gangway.
StormGeo has state-of-the-art technologies to forecast weather-influenced motions and provide decision support.
Whereas previously in marginal weather states we have perhaps disconnected too early, now we have the necessary information to optimize connectivity while still adhering to the highest safety standards.
Safety of Crew
Our Response Forecasting services provide decision support to a safe passage for personnel between the flotel and the host installation.
Our systems give you the necessary information to optimize connectivity while still adhering to the highest safety standards.
Our system allows users to plan and schedule the disconnect according to procedures.
Details and Specifications
The operation of offshore floating units is greatly affected by weather-influenced motions. StormGeo has combined state-of-the-art technologies from meteorology and hydrodynamics to forecast these motions and provide decision support, enabling you to increase uptime and safeguard operations. We help you achieve a controlled disconnection during calm weather rather than during high seas or, worse, experiencing an auto-disconnect.
Flotel and Gangway Continuous Decision Support
When operating offshore, your crews need to be able to rely on their connection to the flotel. StormGeo offers Flotel and Gangway Continuous Decision Support to increase the availability of the gangway connection from the platform to the flotel and avoid situations where crew changes cannot take place as scheduled.
The system uses StormGeo’s high-quality weather information, in combination with advanced rig dynamics modeling (from Deep Sea Mooring), to simulate and forecast the relative movements of the flotel, gangway and attached platform. It simulates multiple headings in a predefined sector, allowing for the easy planning of optimal positioning of the flotel, which ensures maximum availability.
In situations where a disconnect cannot be avoided, the system allows users to plan and schedule the disconnect according to procedures.
Helideck Motion Forecasts
Cancelled or missed helicopter landings due to uncertain helideck conditions are costly and affect work progress. Offshore operators need to know whether a helicopter can land or not, based on a clear picture of helideck motions.
StormGeo’s Helideck Motion Forecasts predict the helideck’s heave, pitch and roll movements, then give the appropriate green, red or yellow light to support planning a more optimal helicopter schedule.
All information is available in a customizable online portal for both onshore and offshore users, supported by a team of specialists at StormGeo, available 24/7, year round. We help you make knowledge-based decisions, increase your HSE performance and ensure cost-effective operations.