Valuable knowledge within the field
Throughout more than four decades of experience in engineering solutions for the oil and gas industry, Ramboll has developed innovative, cost-effective approaches to field lifetime extension.
Based on information provided from structural health monitoring systems (SHMS), our engineers use advanced calculations to determine the actual structural integrity of a platform. High-tech measurements can minimise the cost of maximising recovery from existing oil and gas fields.
As a full-service provider we cover the entire SHMS cycle:
- Non-linear system identification
- Expansion processes
- Bayesian FEM Updating
- Quantification of uncertainties
Ramboll’s innovative SHMS approach
Maintaining ageing offshore structures may end up economically impossible. Ramboll’s innovative SHMS approach bridges knowledge gaps and potential inconsistencies.
Operators are able to prolong field life while keeping track of the undergoing changing conditions of the structure. Quantifying uncertainties improves safety and reduces the frequency of inspection planning which, in turn, will minimise the operational cost of maintaining the platform on stream.
Improving the method through research programs
Ramboll is represented in three Oil & Gas Research Programs:
- OGP Review (Report 486), Reliability – Current design and potential inconsistencies
- Danish Hydrocarbon Research Technology Centre, Danish Technical University (DTU), Denmark
- Joint Industry Project (JIP), DNV-GL, Norway
Our services within structural integrity management cover:
Watch video (in Danish) or read research papers
Professor Rune Brincker from Aarhus University introduces a new project that revolutionises civil engineering through more accurate predictions of structural age and integrity.
Below, a series of research papers are available to read online, where our representative together with other experts in the industry have dissected, discussed and analysed the principles behind the SHMS.