As an independent consultant, our multidisciplinary service portfolio covers the entire project life cycle - from early phase studies and detailed design, to modifications, lifetime extension projects, complete or partial revamps, tie-ins, maintenance, and process improvements.
Experienced and loyal engineering partner
With the many challenges associated with keeping an oil and gas facility in perfect shape, many operators look for a dedicated, flexible and experienced engineering partner. Ramboll has worked steadily alongside North Sea operators in the British, Danish and Norwegian sector since the 1970s. Since the 1990s we have also executed both small-scale and large-scale projects for clients in the Gulf of Mexico and Qatar. And from 2008 and onwards, our portfolio includes small and medium scale projects in Abu Dhabi.
In recent years, our portfolio has extended to encompass EPC type contracts where we team up with partners to manage construction and offshore manpower, making a smooth transition from engineering to installation and operation.
Early phase studies and detailed design for greenfield projects
At the heart of Ramboll's service offerings lies our capacity for a line of early phase studies for both brownfield and greenfield projects. Our extensive experience with the modification of facilities is a valuable basis for all our greenfield undertakings.
We design long-term feasible solutions and concepts that provide the best decision basis for our clients as they scope their field development plans. Our conceptual and FEED studies consider process simulations, flow assurance, and loss prevention strategies including material selection such as life cycle cost estimation, weight and cost estimation and business case calculations. We assist with the definition of design standards and the development of safety philosophies, and we also consider technical health and safety aspects.
Ramboll has considerable expertise in platform design, ranging from entire topsides to modules, bridges and substructures. We carry out general topsides layout development with consideration to safety, mechanical handling, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
In more traditional waters, there is a keen interest in exploring smaller and more marginal fields. At Ramboll, we regard the concept development and design of minimum-facility platforms as one of our core competencies as we cover both topsides and jacket design using our own resources.
Experts within lifetime extension and modification
Ramboll carries out a wide variety of different projects within this field ranging from minor modifications to complete revamps. We carry out system upgrades and debottlenecking projects that will optimise production. Modifications like that typically call for reassessments of the platform structural integrity as do lifetime extension projects.
The demand for maintenance strategies and systems has increased dramatically in the past couple of years as more and more ageing platforms remain in operation. Based on our intimate knowledge of offshore facilities in operation, we offer consultancy on the development and implementation of maintenance procedures and strategies for all facilities.
More than half of all hydrocarbons today come from mature fields with ageing facilities. And while many may be rejuvenated through modifications, other platforms will be taken out of production and re-used in 'rigs to reefs' projects, while others again will face total decommissioning and removal. Ramboll offers both engineering and environmental decommissioning solutions.