Some of the many challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry are thermal buckling of pipelines and large amounts of free spans caused by a highly undulated seabed. To counter these problems, Ramboll has developed a comprehensive design analysis package, GOLIAT (General Offshore Linepipe Analysis Tool) for the oil and gas industry. The end result for the customer is a cost optimised design with a documented safety level.
In a modal testing of a wind turbine blade for the Danish based LM Glasfiber, Ramboll used Sting's catchy song 'Bring on the night' as the acoustic excitation force. During the test, a fully equipped concert system with amplifier, mixer, CD and loud speakers generated the acoustic sound waves, exciting the wind blade.
The Culzean field was discovered in 2008 and is one of the largest fields in the British North Sea. Ramboll is providing detailed design of three jacket structures for the field, which has the potential to meet around 5 per cent of the UK’s gas demand in 2020/21.
History was made in August 2009 when Murphy West Africa Ltd. began producing the Azurite field offshore The Democratic Republic of Congo. Azurite uses the industry's first Floating, Drilling, Production, Storage and Offloading (DFPSO) vessel.
Dana Gas - a private sector, natural gas company - was appointed to develop, process and transport natural gas from the Khor Mor Gas Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in order to provide natural gas to fuel domestic electric power generation plants near Erbil and Suleymania which provide electricity supplies to over four million Iraqis. This project has saved the Kurdistan Regional Government the need to use diesel for power generation with significant cost savings.
The Snorre field in the Norwegian North Sea is to be developed further through the addition of a wellhead platform, and Ramboll was appointed to provide conceptual recommendations for the facility.
As part of the Tyra field development in the Danish North Sea, operator, Maersk Oil, contracted Ramboll to assist with a number of engineering services for the design of the Tyra South East A platform. Tyra South East A came on stream in 2002.
Ramboll oil and gas experts studied the possible effects on the environment and existing structures as a result of introducing artificial islands to be used as the centre for future drilling and oil production in the Upper Zakum oil field off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The lifetime extension of the oldest oil field in the Danish North Sea marked one of the most challenging and complex offshore campaigns initiated by Maersk Oil. The goal of the project as a whole was to extend the lifetime of Dan Bravo until 2042.
Ras Laffan is the centre of LNG and GTL activities in Qatar and the port is considered one of the largest LNG export facilities in the world. Ramboll Oil & Gas undertook the detailed engineering for an upgrade of the LNG berth at Ras Laffan during 2009 and 2010.
Changes in Mexican environmental regulations required the Mexican petroleum company, PEMEX, to reduce and eventually eliminate gas flaring on its offshore platforms. In order to comply with this requirement, additional compression capacity was needed on Abkatun D.
As a net importer of natural gas, the UK is heavily dependent on reliable gas supplies from gas exporting countries such as Norway. Ramboll Oil & Gas is in charge of the detailed design of the pipeline systems for the Gjøa field, which will be connected to the UK gas transmission system.
Ramboll has assisted DONG Energy with a development project for modification of the Siri field in the North Sea, where we designed two lightweight and robust minimum-facility platforms, Nini and Cecilie.The two unmanned wellhead platforms operate as satellites tied back to the mother platform, Siri, via three inter-field pipelines. The water depth is approximately 60 metres.
The Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm, 20 kilometres off the coastal town of Sheringham in the UK will upon completion in 2012 produce clean energy to approximately 220,000 households and contribute to a reduction of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
Crossrail is delivering a new railway which will be known as the Elizabeth line and will have the capacity to carry 200 million passengers a year once complete. As part of the new line, a new station is being built at Paddington, alongside Brunel’s original building, incorporating 250m long platforms and taking the form of an underground box (265m long x 25m wide x 25m deep).
The Maersk owned Gryphon Alpha FPSO processes oil and gas for the Gryphon, South Gryphon, Tullich and Maclure fields in the British North Sea. The oil is exported by tanker. Gas is exported via a pipeline to Beryl Alpha, where it is transported to shore via the SAGE system. For this project Ramboll performed detailed design including procurement and fabrication of 3 new air compressor skids.
Horns Rev 2 is an offshore wind farm located on Horns Rev (Horns Reef) in the eastern North Sea, about 30 km off the Danish coast.
Ramboll provided engineering services for a fast track offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Statoil will soon be supplying their customers with oil and gas from the Tyrihans field on the Norwegian continental shelf. In 2006 Ramboll Oil & Gas commenced a detailed design project for the new pipelines and subsea structures on Tyrihans.
Ramboll was given the task of remodelling and enlarging an existing old flare system at the Dukhan oil field on the west coast of Qatar. In addition, we were to find a method for reclaiming some of the gas that would otherwise be burnt in the tower. At last, we were to implement improved combustion technology to obtain what is known as a “smokeless flare”- which means a flame without smoke.
We carried out a significant engineering project for the Polvo Field Development off the coast of Brazil.
The Quiriquire field, located in Monagas State, Venezuela, is the largest oil field in eastern Venezuela and also by worldwide standards it is a giant field. Maxus/YPF awarded Ramboll the detailed engineering for an onshore oil and gas production facility at Quiriquire.
The Banyu Urip project involves the development of the major, Indonesian onshore oil field, Banyu Urip, operated by ExxonMobil's Mobil Cepu Ltd. The field is estimated to contain approximately 450 million barrels of oil.
In 2010 Qatar Petroleum initiated a major life time extension programme in the Dukhan field 95 km west of the capital Doha in Qatar. Ramboll was awarded the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the cathodic protection and off plot power supply for more than 600 oil, gas, and water wells.
The Morvin field is located 20 kilometres west of the Åsgard B platform at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea.
As part of the Sleipner SPORT development project, satellite platform Gudrun was tied-in to Sleipner, for oil and gas processing and export. Statoil awarded Ramboll the FEED and detailed engineering of the subsea pipeline system.
As part of the development of the Sleipner area, Statoil planned to utilise existing process and export facilities for production from satellite platforms. Statoil selected Ramboll to perform FEED and detailed engineering of subsea pipelines to the satellite field, Gina Krog.
80 kilometres off the coast of Qatar, Halul Island is the base for 11 large crude oil storage tanks and pumping facilities, as well as power generation and water desalination plants. Ramboll was chosen to be part of plans to expand this complex, by carrying out a detailed design of the crude oil import and export terminal.
The Tyra Field is the largest gas field in the Danish North Sea sector – it is operated by Maersk Oil, and has been producing since 1984. Ramboll has been part of the Tyra East Rationalisation Project; just one phase in a series of Optimisation Projects in the field.
The FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) Piranema is the world's first cylinder shaped FPSO in production. It was constructed by Sevan Marine with Kanfa and Ramboll as engineering partners.
In 2006 Ramboll Oil & Gas commenced our biggest project to date when we initiated the pre-engineering work on the Nexus project for APL NEXUS and Samsung. Nexus is a generic FPSO with a free and fully weather-vaning turret mooring that can accommodate up to 6 risers.
Maersk Oil Qatar operates the Al Shaheen field located 180 kilometres off the North East coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. First oil was produced in 1994, and since then the field has undergone tremendous development with modification works and new designs still taking place on a continuous basis.
Ramboll provided complete engineering services for topside and pipeline structures in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ramboll assisted Belgium’s transmission system operator, Elia, with the detailed design of an Offshore Switch Yard platform (OSY). The work was part of a large project that plans to improve wind energy transmission.
BHP Billiton were extending their activities in the Gulf of Mexico, West Cameron area, a with an unmanned wellhead platform. Ramboll was awarded the design of this minimum-facility platform.
DONG Energy Wind Power is developing the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. Ramboll carried out the design of a reactive compensation substation for the wind farm, as well as technical assistance during tendering, fabrication and installation.
In 2012 Maersk FPSO awarded Ramboll Oil & Gas an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract comprising enhancements to the jack-up drilling rig, Maersk Inspirer.
After more than 30 years of operation, the Norsea Gas Terminal in Emden, Germany, needed to be refurbished to maintain safe and reliable gas transportation. The major scope of work included new receiving-, gas heating-, utilities- and process facilities. Ramboll carried out the FEED study proposing the technical solution.
Since 1995 Statoil has executed large scale extension and modification environmental-friendly projects on their refinery in Kalundborg, Denmark.
In 2010, Hess decided to expand their activities on the South Arne field with two additional wellhead platforms as part of the Phase III Development. Hess, Semco Maritime and Ramboll formed an EPC alliance to carry out brownfield work related to the project.
As part of the development of the Valhall field, BP commissioned Ramboll and alliance partners Heerema Tønsberg and IV Oil & Gas to engineer, construct and install two unmanned wellhead platforms at Valhall Flank.
In the summer of 2011 Ramboll won the detailed design of the offshore substation for DONG Energy's Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. The wind farm is estimated to make a significant contribution to the UK government goal of installing 33GW of wind production by 2020. The contract with DONG Energy included the conceptual and detailed design of the entire substation, covering both jacket and complete topside design.
The Polarled pipeline project is part of the plans for developing fields further north in the Norwegian Sea.
Ramboll Oil & Gas has provided a number of services for the Nybro gas treatment plant in Denmark, where natural gas from the South Arne and Tyra fields is purified and dried, and sulphur is removed, when necessary.
Maersk Oil is the main operator of the Danish North Sea oil fields. In 2011 Maersk Oil entered its first cross-border tie-in, which enables gas and condensate from Norwegian waters to be taken to Maersk Oil’s Harald platform for processing before exporting onwards.
Al Shaheen is a production oil and gas field off the North East coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. The oil field lies over the North Gas Field; the largest gas field in the world. Al Shaheen has been developed by Maersk Oil in what constitutes one of the largest and most complex offshore oil and gas projects undertaken in the world today.
In 2010 DONG Energy made an interesting oil find in the Danish North Sea, in the Solsort Prospect. An extensive data collection programme was carried out, and subsequently Ramboll assisted on a number of studies to assess the feasibility in developing the asset.
Hydrocarbon emissions from platforms and refineries are a source of atmospheric pollution, and there is a strong drive in the industry to find environment-friendly solutions. Ramboll Oil & Gas has considerable experience in this field, and recently we completed the design of a flare gas recovery system for the North Sea platform, South Arne operated by Hess Denmark.
FPSO Teekay Petrojarl I was operating on the Glitne Field for Statoil, and was planned to operate for another five years there. In turn, the owner of the FPSO, Teekay Petrojarl Production, was evaluating to extend the lifetime of the FPSO with 15 years.
The Alba Field is one of the largest producers in the Gulf of Guinea. As engineering consultant, Ramboll paid a significant contribution to the development of the oil and gas field from 1997-2003.
Ramboll will contribute to the development of the Kuvykin field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea with pre-FEED studies for a drilling complex and topside living quarters designed for operation in arctic conditions.
The national gas markets in Europe are changing rapidly. Continuous liberalisation, dependency on gas imports from outside the EU, and increasing consumer demand have stepped up the need for strategic as well as commercial storage facilities. Ramboll has been deeply involved in these developments since the 1990s and in 2008 we assisted Etzel-Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH & CO. KG with the development of the Etzel salt cavern storage facility near Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
In the summer of 2014 a joint venture between Ramboll Oil & Gas and Semco Maritime were rewarded an EPC contract for the provision of onshore and offshore services to Hess Denmark’s platforms in the Danish North Sea.
Ramboll has acted as steady engineering consultant to Maersk Oil on their Danish offshore oil field, Halfdan, since 1999. Ramboll’s involvement started with early field development work and has continued through the years with ongoing brownfield work.
Georgia has experienced a pressing desire to build an Underground Gas Storage (UGS) for the sake of security of natural gas supply within the country of Georgia. An underground gas storage offers the ability to accommodate seasonal and short-term fluctuations in the demand for natural gas.
As consultant to operator Maersk Oil, Ramboll has worked on a number of projects at the North Sea oil field, Dan F.
The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which was completed in 2013, is the world's third largest offshore wind farm. The 400 MW wind farm, placed in the Kattegat strait between Jutland and the island of Anholt, produces energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 400,000 households, or 4% of Denmark's total power consumption.
Gullbergsvass is one of seven neighbourhoods in central Gothenburg’s port area to be transformed into the attractive new ‘RiverCity’. Ramboll performed a feasibility study for the 90 hectare district as a basis for stakeholder dialogue on the development. RiverCity promises to position Gothenburg as one of the top five cities in Europe for growth potential.