Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group (OPG) Project Managers – have over 200 years combined offshore installation, construction, and diving experience. Project Managers direct all operations of projects and installation.
Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group (OPG) Project and Installation Engineers – oversee all aspects of a project’s engineering and design. Our Project Managers and Project Engineers work together to successfully and safely complete installations. With hi-tech and advanced engineering processes and computer systems, our engineers have the leading edge in technology.
Oceaneering can determine the safe envelope for laying flexible products by running several OrcaFlex simulations. Minimum, maximum and nominal offsets are simulated for many current and wave conditions. All constrains on the flexible product are checked to be sure that the entire installation envelope is safe and no damage can occur to the flexible product. Other OrcaFlex simulations are run for retrieving the flexible product. Retrieving a flexible product causes the highest axial tension and the largest possibility to flatten the flexible product over the chute. The installation team will know that by staying within the set envelope no damage can occur to the flexible product. Oceaneering has considerable experience with the OrcaFlex program and therefore knows the programs limitations as well as its strengths. Oceaneering has been hired to calculate the catenary for flexible products in many of the harsh dynamic applications found around the world.
Oceaneering uses Offpipe for simulation of rigid pipeline installation. The initiation, abandonment and recovery are all modeled. Offpipe is a sophisticated, finite element method based computer program. It has been developed specifically for the modeling and structural analysis of nonlinear problems encountered in the installation and operation of offshore pipelines. The latest version of Offpipe is updated and used as it becomes available.