For 40 years we've been delivering industry defining innovation throughout the lifecycle of onshore and offshore assets, optimising safety, spend and production.
WHAT WE DO
Enhancing recovery from existing fields and exploiting new fields in difficult environments and uncertain market conditions present our oil and gas industry with many technical and economic challenges. We have the breadth and depth of expertise, the intellect and the drive to overcome these challenges and help our clients to realise the potential of these fields.
Overcoming the challenges
We think like an operator; we’ve been working together with some of our clients for 40 years so we understand their goals and can share their vision.
It matters to us that:
> Safe and cost effective constructability and operability is inherent in concept selection, FEED and detailed design
> New assets are future proofed for economic field development at a later stage if required
> All risks and benefits in maintenance programs can be challenged in a single list to optimise operational spend
> Transfer from design, through operations, life extension and decommissioning is seamless
> Lessons learned on asset integrity management are fed back into design to optimise capital spend and reduce operational expenditure
An independent view on concept selection
For any project, the most opportune time to make the biggest positive impact on project cost is early in the conceptual phase. Listening and exploring options with our clients, helping identify critical issues for optimising overall project economics at concept stage is where we add value.
We aren’t trying to favor a particular type of structure, process or approach to subsea. We are concept neutral so it’s all about what works best for our client and their success.
Working as part of a global community with our clients, industry partners and academia, we are listening, imagining and co-creating the best solutions in:
FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING
We provide the best in client decision support, independent multidisciplined technical expertise, field development solutions and engineering consulting across the whole of the project lifecycle.
Our key skills cover process and facilities engineering, subsea and flow assurance, independent structural analysis and verification, safety, reliability and human factors, fluid mechanics and CFD, hydrodynamics, and many other areas of technical performance:
Covering both green-field and brown-field, we engineer options for infrastructure and production facilities development to a level that ensures feasibility and reliable cost estimates for the full project lifecycle. We support the appraise/select process and provide business case and investment strategy support to our clients' decision making processes.
PRE-FEED OPTIMISATION OF FIELD DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
We specialise in having the deep technical expertise and production experience needed to assure and optimise selected concepts prior to FEED investment. Our fully multidisciplined approach, with safety and production operability always at the front of mind, is aimed at ensuring FEED progresses to plan, with "no surprises" in the technical solution, cost or schedule delivery of the project.
We provide technical and project delivery support throughout the project lifecycle, from design through operation and final decommissioning. We are able to mobilise from a wide technical discipline base, but also project management, cost estimation and delivery, that enables us to work in the Owner's Engineer role on a short or long-term basis.
SPECIALIST CONSULTING SERVICES
We provide specialist technical services across all engineering disciplines from small, single disciplines analysis packages for operators and contractors, to larger multidisciplined frameworks in support of design and operations. We recruit, maintain and develop our technical people to be best in their field, and to understand the value of providing independent expertise in solving clients' engineering problems.
Design and engineering of fixed and floating production facilities from foundation to flare tip, including subsea engineering and all associated project services.
We embrace the increasingly complex challenges presented by high pressure, high temperature environments, ageing assets, process optimisation, marginal fields and oil price fluctuations.
Design and engineering of onshore facilities, including LNG, pipelines, and all associated infrastructure and project services.
ASSET INTEGRITY AND PRODUCTION OPTIMISATION
We're committed to helping our clients reduce costs, maximise production, minimise downtime and improve safety and environmental performance in the face of ever-ageing infrastructure, changing reservoir performance and economic uncertainty.
We look after all areas of asset integrity management from asset construction through to warm shutdown. We work with our clients to help reliably maintain an asset to its optimum performance whilst applying appropriate standards to its maintenance and management depending on the asset's stage in its lifecycle. Our four key areas of expertise are:
STRATEGIC INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT
This area sets out the strategy and management tools required to proactively manage integrity and provide sufficient assurance thereof for any given asset, typically onshore hydrocarbon facilities such as gas plant and oil terminals, offshore manned and unmanned platforms, subsea installations and pipelines.
OPERATIONAL INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT
Providing 24/7 support to operators in the daily operation of their assets. This include offshore enactment, real time analysis and engineering decisions as well as budget amd workload support.
We provide all levels and types of techniques - structural and mechanical, static and dynamic analysis - in response to triggers such as damage, modifications or new information on an asset to provide assurance for proposed solutions or continued operation. This uses real time data to accurately predict the risk associated with given anomalies.
Our decommissioning offering provides asset support right from construction. We support the development of proposed decommissioning plans and estimates in the production phase of an asset, leading to more detailed provision of engineering and management support to operators when planning for shutdown and eventually removal. This includes all the statutory and regulatory approvals and support.