Floating offshore installations
The future of hydrocarbon production
Our expertise in the offshore oil and gas industry and 250 year history of ship classification combine to provide an unparalleled one-stop-shop service to the floating production market.
The oil and gas industry is increasingly turning to floating solutions using FPSO, FSO and FPU vessels for hydrocarbon production, particularly in deep waters, for marginal fields and in remote locations.
Recent years have seen environmentally driven developments such as the replacement of flaring by gas export facilities and a number of novel proposals. For instance extending the application of FSO and FPSO vessels to liquefied gas storage and export.
How can we help?
Throughout the development of the floating production market, the Lloyd's Register Group has provided it's clients with assistance and advice on technical integrity and regulatory matters across a wide range of engineering disciplines. We have also developed a process for integrating our traditional marine-based service range with Integrity Management expertise gathered over many years of involvement in the survey and inspection of operating installations.
The Lloyd's Register Group is well known, as a key IACS member, for our traditional portfolio of services for Floating Oil and Gas Installations based upon the marine model of Classification and Certification. Additionally, our experience of working with Safety Case Regime, and of Verification and Integrity Management Schemes (now applied globally) is unrivalled.
We also have number of consultancy services.
The Lloyd's Register Group maintains a range of Classification Rules, including Floating Installations at a Fixed Location (risk-based and prescriptive versions) and Mobile Offshore Units.
Services to support new construction/conversion include:
FEED design reviews
Owner pre-Classification consultancy assistance
Rules based Classification/Certification
Verification to Safety Case/Goal setting Regulations
Type Approval Services
In addition to the new construction services the following specific operational phase services are available for assets already in service:
Integrity Management services, including Risk Based Inspection, Risk based maintenance schemes and Corrosion Risk Assessments
Hull and Machinery Planned maintenance schemes (training and authorisation of personnel on board to carry out surveys on behalf of the Lloyd's Register Group)
Operations phase Classification, Certification and Verification to a Written Scheme of Examination
Decommissioning/Abandonment Verification services.
Further consultancy services we offer to this sector include:
Vessel Condition/Suitability Surveys, for conversions, life enhancements, etc.
Safety Technology Services (including safety case preparation.
Independent structural and Fatigue Analyses
Re-assessment of aging installations and recommendations for life enhancement
Environmental Impact assessments
Safety Emergency Response Services (SERS), for 24/7 worldwide assistance
Fuel Oil Bunker Advisory Services (FOBAS)
What are the benefits?
In choosing the Lloyd's Register Group you are assured of a service which provides:
Practical experience and expertise in all aspects of the strategic and operational management of safety, reliability, business and project risk.
Access to multi-disciplinary teams with competence across fixed and floating structure, pipelines, subsea and corrosion engineering, system integrity and criticality based verification.
With our experience we can tailor and combine our services to provide a cost effective solution which is focussed on the clients concerns and will enhance his project.
To find out how we can help your business please contact your nearest office or complete our enquiry form: