Oil & Gas
Total support for undersea oil field development and investment
Concept of Oil & Gas Weather Service
Weather plays a vital role in the offshore industry. Demand for high quality accurate and reliable forecasts ensure that projects can deliver safely and efficiently. In addition having knowledge of upcoming weather conditions allows clients to plan for downtime, saving costs on materials, saving costs on equipment damage, reducing risk to the environment and personnel.
Our many customers include oil majors, drilling, exploration, production and related service providers. We have a particularly strong presence in the Dutch, UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea and provide service to companies in other areas of operation worldwide.
Offshore Operation: Safety and planning for offshore operations
Onshore Operation: Safe port operation for oil/gas handling and berthing operations
Transport & Towage: Supporting safety and planning for all marine transports
Weathernews can support all types of offshore operations which can only performed below certain weather limits. In special tailor-made products these restraints can be highlighted when the conditions are expected to have a high impact on a planned operation. It enables to get an overview of how forecast conditions will affect the customers’ own operations.
Besides basic table and graph outlooks, Weathernews is also offering so-called Ensemble Forecasts. These probability forecasts out to 10 days are available for significant wave height and wind, presented in a graphical format that enables the identification of potential weather opportunities and therefore the possibility of minimizing project costs.
Weathernews can also provide a forecaster on-site or offshore to assist during times of weather sensitive operations. Also weather briefings by a forecaster in our office can be requested at any time. This allows decision makers to make informed choices in marginal situations ensuring the most appropriate action is taken.
A large oil company invited a team of Weathernews forecasters to join their operations on-site, in order to a complete a highly weather sensitive FPSO removal. The work consisted of providing the weather briefings for the first 24 hours and the look ahead for the week to come, especially for planning purposes. Also, some of the infrastructural work involved was extremely weather sensitive and with a dedicated on-site Weathernews’ forecaster, the client managed to successfully perform the planned operations.
A short selection of reactions received from our clients:
Marine Operations Manager at Navalmare:
“Many thanks for the service you gave us. The forecast has been timely and exact. Even the height of the waves at the quay the afternoon and the night between Tuesday and Wednesday was correct. It was a fight but we were prepared.”
DSV Seven Osprey from Subsea 7:
“The forecasts were instrumental in the safe and efficient outcome of our operations.”
Marine Operations Manager at Chevron:
“Thank you very much and appreciate the prompt assistance from your / Weathernes’ side. It was a pleasure working with you and the forecasts were much appreciated.”