Analysis & Engineering consulting
Noble Offshore’s client base encompasses oil companies, contractors, shipyards, consultants, designers and utility companies. Our experience across the marine and energy industries provides a unique insight into a range of practices enabling us to advise our clients.
Our consulting capability is driven by our highly qualified staff and recognised industry specialists in a wide range of disciplines including:
- Naval Architects
- Master Mariners
- Marine Engineers
- Structural Engineers
- Geotechnical Engineers
- Metocean Engineers
- Civil & Mechanical Engineers
- Electrical & Automation Engineers
- Material Scientists
- Occupational Psychologists
- Mathematicians & Physicists
- Software Designers and Analysts
Jack-up site assessment
Analysis of the ability of a jack-up unit to operate safely at a location within one of the internationally recognised codes of practice is provided quickly and accurately using our specialist software JUSTAS. This unique software is used by the world’s premier drilling contractors to perform a combination of hydrodynamic, structural and foundation response analyses necessary for swift decision- making regarding the capability of any jack-up to operate at its intended location. In addition Noble Offshore helps clients to understand and resolve complex structural and mechanical engineering problems which require not only analytical ability but also an understanding of the marine and operational procedures that govern the safe use of jack-up platforms. Our in-house archive contains current and historical drawings, specifications and operating manuals for most of the jack-up designs currently in use around the world. This enables us to quickly prepare bespoke models for clients to accurate site-specific assessments using the latest international codes of practice.
Noble Offshore provides consultancy on complex structural and material problems such as: the large-deflection behaviour of jack-up conductor pipes, vortex-induced vibration of beams and columns, detailed elasto-plastic structural assessment of damaged plating and mooring equipment including chain links and fairleads. With specialist expertise in pushover analyses to determine reserve strengths of platforms Noble Offshore has developed its own software which is widely used by the offshore industry. This cutting-edge expertise is also available for mooring design and analysis.We use bespoke and industry-standard software to provide clients with independent verification.
Noble Offshore has extensive experience of offshore-focused geotechnical engineering. This expertise enables us to provide clients with assessments of jack-up foundation response, anchors, anchor piles, suction anchors and plate anchors.This knowledge enables us to develop, plan and manage site surveys, provide onsite consulting for clients and act as expert witnesses. Our geotechnical database has over 4,000 borehole and geophysical reports from subsea locations around the world, enabling us to provide swift assessment of site suitability for any intended field development.
Technical due diligence for financial institutions
Noble Offshore provides independent assessment of project risks and controls to financial institutions, ensuring projects will deliver on time and within budget and that appropriate contingencies are in place. We also provide ongoing monitoring and advice to protect financiers’ interests.