Offshore is able to offer structural consultancy services with the indispensable
knowledge and direct experience of design, assessment, strengthening &
repairs, fabrication and installation. In-valuable lessons learned and the
experience gained during offshore support is utilized to bring a project
efficient practical solutions. In depth knowledge of structural behavior,
practical experience, research and development experience combine to provide a
unique contribution to projects.
We provide completely independent dedicated
support to projects with the objective of reaching client-oriented solutions
while being an integral part of the project team. We bring to the project our
knowledge and experience of codes and standards, analytical techniques,
structural behavior, fabrication and installation. Our project support services
range from overall assurance and/or guidance to specific areas within the project suited to our
services compliment each of the areas within the life cycle process encompassed
in integrity management which involves inspection, damage or defect evaluation,
assessment, mitigation and strengthening/repairs. We develop inspection plans
with a clearly defined scope and rapid evaluation of inspection findings. The
process prioritizes necessary remedial measures and efficient use of resources. Our Integrity Management (IM) systems encompass Structural (SIM) and Pipeline (PIM) assests.
Geographic Information System - GIS
alone or integral to our IM system is a GIS system we have developed that
provides visualization of any spatial data.
When part of the IM process our GIS is utilized to
assess risk and visualize risk exposure as well
as visualization of assets. The system is tailored to client needs and/or risk
model and is a cost effective solution. The GIS can be utilized for anomaly tracking and assess asset acquisition and divestiture.
When integrated with our SIM system our
GIS offers additional features such as hurricane tracking and assists with post hurricane mandatory
inspection planning to bring assets on-line faster.
Extensive experience assessing fixed platforms to API recommended practice including the latest API intermittent guidance and compliance with GOEMRE (MMS) NTLs. Non-linear ultimate strength analyses are carried out using industry recognized USFOS analytical software. Assessments are carried out to demonstrate the robustness and damage tolerance of structures and particularly in relation to recent hurricanes such as Ike, Gustav, Rita, Katrina and Ivan which have initiated changes/amendments to API guidance. The objective of each assessment is to quantify the risks associated with extreme hurricane events and provide recommendations on mitigation if required as part of the SIM process
Finite Element Analysis
Our analytical expertise covers system and component structures. We
readily undertake non-linear geometric and non-linear material analyses covering
finite element analysis, dynamic response, time history and impact loading.
Structural analysis expertise includes ultimate strength/push over, strength,
fatigue, seismic, ship impact, thermal, pressure and blast. FEA expertise includes in depth
knowledge of modeling, appropriate use of meshing and solution strategies to
achieve rational results.
Strengthening and Repairs
Development of optimized solutions utilizing in-depth knowledge
of structural behavior and performance characteristics for different
strengthening and repair techniques. Expertise in clamps, grouting and welding
for a multitude of reasons including mechanical damage, hurricane damage,
addition of well slots and requirement for remedial action resulting from
inspection/assessment. We work closely with contractors for efficient installations. We have extensive experience
from conception through
fabrication supervision and installation.
We provide rapid
evaluation based on initial inspection
findings followed by detailed evaluation
and recommended mitigation if
required. Events requiring such dedicated
support to the client include hurricane, earthquake, dropped object, fire
& blast, and ship impact. We can
combine post event non-linear ultimate strength assessments with the extreme
event analysis for determination of effects on structural integrity.
Decommissioning and Reuse
project support provided from assurance to development of methodologies for
challenging projects. Considerable experience with decommissioning techniques
from conventional to specialized with extensive experience with damaged
structures. Our services also include the preparation of regulatory submissions
including artificial reef applications. We work closely with many of the major
contractors and have developed a close working