Sean Hogue has pursued a career at sea ever since sailing the world onboard the tall ship Concordia, back in 1996. Drawn to Dynamic Positioning while still a cadet, he has been working with it in the offshore industry since 2001. He holds a Master Mariners unlimited license. Sean writes from

Monday, January 30, 2012
DP Failure Mode Effect Analysis – Breaking Down the FMEA

DP Failure Mode Effect Analysis – Breaking Down the FMEA

Learning from each failure can be costly & time consuming. FMEA is a systematic method of studying failure. This ensures that time is not wasted & the

January 30, 2012
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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Offshore Wind Farms and the Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore Wind Farms and the Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore wind farming has picked up steam during the last decade, with more & more countries installing these gigantic turbines in their coastal waters.

April 9, 2011
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting Your Dynamic Positioning (DP) License

Here you are, fresh out of the academy with your watch keeping ticket, & you are looking to get the additional DP endorsement. Or perhaps you have been at

November 29, 2010
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Green Dynamic Positioning Technology

As positioning capabilities have been improved to the point where a vessel can now sit on a (virtual) dime, the focus now shifts towards refinement. Making

October 29, 2010
Total Views: 305

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dynamic Positioning 101- Heading alteration and speed

This week we are going to look at a particular DP function, when using the Kongsberg system. Although it is a fairly simple point it is one that can still

October 6, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Joining a New Vessel as DPO

Joining a new vessel can be a very exciting time. There are new people to meet, tasks to complete & food to eat! You may already have experience with the

September 23, 2010
Total Views: 356

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hierarchy of the Dive Team

Commercial Diving is a major component of life in the offshore industry, with divers performing much of the subsea work.  To better understand how the dive

September 8, 2010
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What Jobs are Done with Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 5

Heavy Lift This serious operation has a large potential for disaster should something go wrong. Setting large suction piles or even an entire accomodation

September 8, 2010
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 4

Part 4 in our series continues on with a look at Dynamic Positioning and how it is used on more conventional, deep sea vessels. Make sure to look at

September 5, 2010
Total Views: 271

Friday, August 27, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 3

Moving on with our series; What Jobs Are Done With DP? Make sure to read Part 1 & Part 2 as well!  All comments are welcome. Pipe Lay Laying

August 27, 2010
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt.2

Part 2 in our series about the jobs that are done with Dynamic Positioning Vessels.  You can view the first part of the series HERE. ROV Boats Another

August 26, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Jobs are Done with Dynamic Positioning?

What kind of work is done using Dynamic Positioning? What started out as a technology designed to position drillships in deep water has trickled down

August 25, 2010
Total Views: 167

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

J. Ray Acquires 50% stake in NO102

The 427-foot NO102 should enable J. Ray to be an immediate player in the flexible pipe installation market. J. Ray expects to take delivery of the NO102 in the

December 23, 2009
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US Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship

ST Engineering announced today that its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine, has been awarded a contract worth US$87m  to build an enhanced version of a T-AGS 60

December 23, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Acergy’s New Pipe Lay Vessel – Borealis

This new asset, currently being built at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, is a Class 3 dynamic positioning vessel equipped with a 5,000T crane. Acergy

December 17, 2009
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2 New PSV’s for Siem Offshore

STX Europe has been awarded contracts with Siem Offshore for design and building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels are designed by STX Europe in

December 17, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rolls-Royce Thrusters for Ultra-Deepwater Ships

Since the upsurge in ordering of drillships, Rolls Royce has been successful in capturing nearly 90 per cent of contracts for thrusters for these

December 10, 2009
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Stenas’s DrillMAX Ice

Stena Drilling's decision to go into the Arctic was heavily influenced by the fact that oil prices were climbing higher and that new discoveries need to be

December 10, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

November DP Roundup

Lets take a look at the dynamic positioning related news that made headlines last month! StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA  and

December 3, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Caesar Pipelay Vessel Joins Helix ESG Fleet

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. new deepwater pipelay vessel, Caesar, departed the shipyard in China on November 28, and is transiting to the Gulf of Mexico

December 2, 2009
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