The development of offshore oil and gas projects involves the design, engineering and construction of several elements, including drilling and production platforms, and transportation of recovered hydrocarbons.

Tools such as fabrication management software and load analysis are commonly used during the design and engineering of offshore infrastructure.

Finding top providers of offshore design, engineering, and construction services

Offshore Technology has listed leading providers of design, fabrication, assembly and installation services, and geotechnical engineering services, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes providers of marine engine services, maintenance and repair services, and risk management services.

The information contained within the download document is designed for offshore engineering managers, lead offshore pipeline engineers, instrumentation engineers, inspection engineers, geotechnical engineers, and project engineers.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decisions.

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Design, engineering, and construction for offshore projects

The design, engineering, and construction services for offshore projects include conceptual and feasibility studies, design of the infrastructure and marine systems, fabrication and construction services and marine engine services. The range of services that are part of offshore development projects are:

  • 3D modelling
  • Environmental impact assessment and environmental studies
  • Concept development
  • Preliminary and complete design development and documentation
  • Prototype development
  • Structural design and drawings
  • Stress and load analysis
  • Piping design
  • Fabrication and assembly
  • Installation engineering
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Project risk management, and
  • Pre-commissioning and commissioning follow-up

Offshore fabrication services providers use fabrication management software to optimise the design of offshore infrastructure while reducing material use and cost and streamlining production.

Importance of load analysis in offshore engineering

The design, engineering, and construction of offshore structures such as jackets and platforms need to take into account different types of loads including wind, wave currents, water, and earthquake loads.

Load analysis is an important tool used by engineering firms and fabricators to ensure that offshore oil and gas platforms are designed to withstand the loads.