M7 Offshore provides project management and detail engineering services to the oil and gas industry, with a focus on process plants (topsides), modules and skids for floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). The company's key customers are ship-owners, but oil companies, engineering companies and equipment suppliers are also on the client list.

Multidiscipline engineering for offshore modules

M7 can perform multidiscipline engineering from the smallest study or service to multidiscipline projects for several offshore modules. M7 has approximately 30 staff, but has co-operation partners in Norway and South-East Asia to perform larger projects.

M7 has special expertise within process engineering (PFD, P&ID and simulations), automation (SCD) and layout (GA and isometrics). It produces all engineering deliverables needed for construction, and is approved to all major international standards used within the business.

M7 can perform engineering tasks within all phases, such as feasibility studies, concept studies, concept engineering and detail engineering.

M7 performs multidiscipline engineering and project execution; this 3D example is a utility module.
M7's personnel have long experience in fabrication management and interface to ensure a seamless transition from design to real product; this example is from Singapore.
Ethanol skid lifted on-board an FPSO.
M7 has experience from several flare and vent simulation projects.
Module integration to ship deck and between modules is often a problem area for FPSO providers; M7 puts special emphasis on such tasks.

FPSO project management, procurement and fabrication management

The company's core personnel have, for most of their professional lives, held key positions within 15 FPSO projects and worked within large and small oil companies and oil and gas contractor companies. M7 has worked with projects for the offshore North Sea, West Africa, Australia, the Gulf of Mexico, India and Brazil.

M7 has – based on long experience – established its own project management tools and procedures for project control, planning, interface and engineering control. The company also performs procurement services, fabrication management and follow-up, and has long experience from fabrication in South-East Asia.

Oil and gas process systems expertise

M7 has in-depth knowledge and expertise of working with the following process systems:

  • Process separation – oil and gas
  • Produced water
  • Flare
  • Water injection
  • Gas compression
  • Gas dehydration (TEG)
  • Chemical injection
  • Methanol injection
  • Heat transfer
  • Heating medium
  • Cooling medium
  • Fuel gas
  • Drain
  • Pigging
  • Power
  • Integration / pipe rack
  • Marine systems

3D and 2D IT engineering tools and simulation programs

M7 has provided effective IT tools within 3D and 2D to carry out necessary engineering tasks. The company is also an experienced user of the Hysys process simulation program and Flarenet simulation program for flare and vent simulations.

FPSO references

M7 has worked with a number of ship-owners for FPSO projects with end destinations of offshore Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and the Indian Sea. Further reference lists are available at the M7 website.