InterMoor Acquires BEL Grapnel and Chaser Designs
InterMoor announced this week its acquisition of the intellectual property of the BEL Grapnel and Chaser company, including drawings, designs, and cast patterns for its anchor- and chain-handling equipment such as chasers and grapnels.
“This acquisition provides InterMoor with an opportunity to deliver a more complete offering to our valued clients with fewer interfaces for obtaining the right equipment and the right service at the right time,” Mark Jones, InterMoor global CEO, said in a statement. “This means shorter lead times, which is a crucial element in delivering greater operational efficiency.”
Grapnel hooks are traditionally used during the recovery of dropped components offshore. Chasers enable steady and controlled lowering and raising during the installation and recovery of mooring system components.
“BEL products add a new level of intricate anchor recovery in the form of chain pocket, wire roller, and detachable and locking mechanisms to InterMoor’s existing range of chaser designs,” InterMoor UK Technical Manager Mark Prentice said. “Through finite element analysis, its latest designs are also suitable for the harshest environments in which the oil and gas industry is increasingly working.”
On the Lighter Side: Moon(pool) Gazing in Peru
Take a look at these moonpool visitors.
A New Offshore Investment Cycle Is in the Making
The amount of oil and gas resources approved for development last year surpassed 20 billion BOE, the highest level seen since 2011. Telltale signs have emerged that we are entering a new offshore investment cycle.
Energy Companies Well Suited To Adapt to Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0, the latest industrial revolution, has hit the manufacturing sector, building upon the adoption of computers and automation into industrial processes. How well suited is the oil and gas industry to leverage the new autonomous systems that could emerge from this transformation?
Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email every two weeks. Sign up for the OGF newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.
15 January 2020
08 January 2020
07 January 2020
09 January 2020