INNOVATION IN OFFSHORE ENGINEERING
This RUB 16 billion ice-resistant offshore platform is one of the largest and,
due to extreme conditions, most complex projects in the Caspian Sea. In the
coldest months, the peak temperature averages - 20° C (- 4° F) and can drop as
low as - 36° C (- 32. 8° F). The support units were designed using 3D modeling to
sustain the platform’s massive weight as well as prevent ice-load damage.
CNGS Engineering is leading a group of eight subcontractor team members
who are using Project Wise to eliminate file-transfer difficulties. Other software
being used on the project includes SACS, AutoPIPE, AutoPLAN T Piping, Bentley
Piping, Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID, Bentley PlantSpace Equipment, Bentley
PlantSpace Piping, Bentley Building Mechanical Systems, MicroStation,
Bentley Navigator, and promis•e.
Central Process Platform – V. Filanovsky Oil Field
Caspian Sea, Russia
L&T-Valdel Engineering Limited
OSX- 3 FPSO Project
Santos Basin, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Located in the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil, the FPSO OSX- 3 will be
turret-moored in a maximum water depth of 110 meters, and produce and treat
100,000 barrels per day of crude oil. L&T-Valdel Engineering was commissioned
by Modec International to provide modularization design for the FPSO topsides.
The challenge was to complete the topside design of 15 modules and 10 pipe
racks within 12 months.
The company used SACS for modeling, analysis, and optimization of the FPSO
topside structure and S TAAD.Pro to design its tertiary steel. The software
analyzed the module for all static and dynamic loads observed during pre-service and in-service conditions. SACS improved design accuracy and visual
clarity, which saved on-site construction time and reduced steel consumption
by 15 percent.