dynamic positioning


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dynamic positioning

[dī′nam·ik pə′zish·ən·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A system that generally uses computer-driven propulsion units to maintain a floating offshore drilling rig in position over the well.
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Dynamic positioning does away with the need for anchoring, thus avoiding contact with the seabed and minimising environmental concerns about damage to plant and animal life.
Overall awareness of maritime events guides dynamic positioning.
Browse 92 market data Tables and 64 Figures spread through 166 Pages and in-depth TOC on " Dynamic Positioning Systems (DPS) Market " .
8220;Our dynamic positioning workshops with Veripos and Guidance Marine are proving to be very popular and we're seeing increasing demand from audiences in Europe and elsewhere for similar events to be held next year which we have committed to organise,” said Mark Carter, Sonardyne Global Business Manager - DP and Drilling.
The vessel is equipped with Dynamic Positioning capabilities (DP1) and will assist in the safekeeping of workers on various oil production platforms in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.
Dynamic positioning (DP) is a computer controlled system to automatically maintain a shipCOs position and heading by using her own propellers and thrusters.
The A-series dynamic positioning system keeps vessels steady by measuring winds and other factors that could cause them to move from their target position and heading.
A team of five engineers from different Volvo Group (STO:VOLVA)(STO:VOLVB) companies is to receive the 2010 Volvo Technology Award for its work in developing Volvo Penta's Dynamic Positioning System - a system that maintains the boat in its current position.
The four OSVs are anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels featuring dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) capabilities and will enter into operations at the national oil company's (NOC) oil fields during the first quarter of 2016 for a period of up to five years.
participating at the Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics (APSG) Fall meeting, 11th October, and the Marine Technology Society's (MTS) Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference, 9th-10th October.
The recent trend to use dynamic positioning (DP) for the float-over operation is also covered.
The self-elevating, self-propelled WTI vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, a high speed jacking system, an 800 tonne crane and a rotary propulsion system which allows the vessel to sail at a speed of 12 knots.
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