Subsea Protection Structure

Following identification by the client that existing protection structure design was reaching the limits of the handling capability of a 3rd generation drilling rig, EC-OG was approached to complete a full redesign of the protection structure solution. Following careful consideration of the clients’ key design requirements and input from the Scottish Fisheries Authority, EC-OG provided a number of concept solutions for evaluation.

Upon identification of the preferred solution, EC-OG progressed the concept through to detail manufacturing drawings, verification calculations, structural analysis, scale testing to demonstrate interaction with fishing gear, full scale qualification testing and all associated documentation. This ensured that the product was market ready. The client benefited from not only a smaller, lighter and more cost effective solution but also from the ownership of potential novel Intellectual Property, bringing additional value to their business.