Offshore Exploration


ABS Publishes Updated Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems

The update addresses fault ride through, cross connections, direct current distribution systems and the application of batteries. A new optional notation EHS-E recognizes enhanced electrical and power management systems.

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Class societies are integral to the verification process for offshore assets. ABS acceptance criteria can be applied throughout the life cycle of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and specialized support vessels.

Just as operators keep pace with changing demands, ABS guidelines for certifying drilling systems adapt to keep pace with industry practices, market needs, scientific advancements and safety innovations. ABS-classed systems perform in operating conditions ranging from frigid, sub-Arctic temperatures to saline environments with highly corrosive water chemistries.

ABS engineers and surveyors are known for the practical experience and technical knowledge they bring to deepwater and ultra deepwater projects. Our solutions-oriented team continues to expand research to address complicated frontier and harsh-environment challenges.

The scope of offshore research ranges from probabilistic analyses of design safety, viability and practicality to approving risk-based inspection programs to maintain and prolong the life of offshore assets.

Reduced Manning on Offshore Facilities Whitepaper

By utilizing new technologies, the number of personnel on board offshore assets can be reduced, minimizing personnel exposure and potentially reducing overall capital and operating costs. Since a significant reduction in manning is a fundamental shift for the industry, it needs to be completed carefully so that safety is not compromised.

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