OTC SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY 2008
Officials with the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) recognized Delmar Systems, Inc.’s new OMNI-Max™ gravity-installed anchor as one of fourteen innovative technologies selected for the “Spotlight on New Technology Award”.
This awards program gives OTC exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their latest and most advanced technologies to more than 67,000 attendees. This program is available to each company (including divisions and subdivisions) exhibiting at OTC 2008.
The Delmar OMNI-Max Anchor (U.S. Patent #7,059,263) is a gravity-installed vertically loaded anchor (VLA) for MODU moorings that offers unique performance characteristics not found in other deepwater anchor foundations. The OMNI-Max is capable of being loaded in any direction, 360º around the axis of the anchor. Under extreme loading and uplift angle conditions, the anchor will penetrate deeper into the soil to gain the needed capacity.
This anchor technology offers great benefit in design of mooring systems that reduce risk to subsea infrastructure in the event of station-keeping damage or even failure. This technology may even allow damaged moorings to survive longer in the event of multiple line failure since the load angle can change without the capacity of the foundation being adversely affected.
The first OMNI-Max anchor installation for offshore oil and gas use in the Gulf of Mexico was completed during December 2007. This marks the first time a gravity-installed VLA has been successfully deployed for offshore OCS use in the Gulf of Mexico.
Delmar Systems, Inc., celebrating 40 years in the offshore industry, provides engineering, technical, and installation solutions for mooring and subsea projects and maintains Technical Offices in Houston, TX.