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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Safety of dynamic positioning operations on mobile offshore drilling units, Reliability Engineering & System Safety 93: 1072-1090.
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.
The ship is listed in the most advanced category of vessels that apply dynamic positioning.
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 sixth-generation DP3 dynamic positioning vessel, equipped with full dual capacities enabling enhanced drilling performance, will operate on the UK continental shelf.
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.
Unique Groups centre for dynamic positioning (DP) systems has won certification from the Nautical Institute.
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the shipyard group Vard for its latest DP3 dynamic positioning system to be installed on two new offshore construction vessels.
According to the company, the vessel will have an overall length of 353 feet, a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 110 personnel, a helideck, a 250-ton active heave compensated crane, a working moonpool, two 13,000 foot-rated Oceaneering work class remotely operated vehicles as well as a satellite communications system.
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