07 November 2017, 08:00 to 10:30

Harnessing data to reduce maintenance and construction costs


Harnessing data to reduce maintenance and construction costs


07 November 2017, 08:00 to 10:30


The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

20 Queens Road


AB15 4ZT

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By invitation only. This event is for operators, structural technical authorities and HSE.



Many offshore platforms in the UKCS are reaching or have passed their original design life, and there is a lack of real test data to support and verify calculations for inspection/repair requirements and life extension studies. Decommissioning of jacket structures offers the potential to investigate what the effective remaining life of a jacket is compared to its expected fatigue life.

This facilitated event will:

  • Explore the feasibility of full scale testing to gather data, utilising decommissioned offshore structures to potentially reduce the cost of inspection/repairs, assist in asset life extension studies, and potentially reduce the cost of new jackets.
  • Evaluate the potential to collaborate with Technology Centre and contribute to the project scope for unlocking potential innovative technologies.

There will be a series of presentations and open discussions with the speakers on its main concerns and priorities:

  • Verify that the actual remaining life of critical components, typically tubular joint nodes, in an offshore structure is well predicted vs. predicted fatigue life. 
  • Provide real test data as a basis to determine computed life extension. 
  • Provide a more precise basis to use longer intervals between inspections. 
  • Select the optimum post treatment or repair procedure towards best possible fatigue performance.