AXYS to Provide MSI with 3 Metre Buoy

By MarEx 2014-02-18 15:32:00

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has secured a contract with its Australian partner Metocean Services International Pty Ltd. (MSI), to provide and deploy a 3 Metre ODAS (Ocean Data Acquisition System) buoy and a Subsurface Sentinel mooring in support of a major oil field development in Northern Australia. The systems are designed to satisfy the long term operational requirement of metocean monitoring in the field and report data in real time.

AXYS’ 3 Metre buoy was selected as the platform of choice for the harsh marine environment given its reputation as a reliable buoy commonly deployed in areas prone to hurricane conditions. The buoy will be accompanied by a Subsurface Sentinel mooring designed to acquire temperature readings through the 250m water column. The Subsurface Sentinel mooring uses AXYS’ WatchMan500 controller to manage an inductive modem solution to gather the temperature readings in the water column and an acoustic modem to transmit the data to the 3 Metre buoy. The 3 Metre buoy acquires the temperature and system diagnostic data from the Subsurface Sentinel mooring via acoustic modem and relays it, along with directional wave data and a water column profile of current speed and direction, to the nearby platform via UHF radio where the data is ingested into the Data Management System (DMS) software.

MSI was formed in 2003 to provide meteorological and oceanographic services globally. It has a management team with over 50 years experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and has conducted operations in over 40 different countries. MSI keeps offices in South Africa and Australia. For further information visit

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