Ecosse IP Ltd (EIP) recently announced a close working relationship with the Office Simulator Centre (OSC) based in Ålesund, Norway. Dorothy Burke, Managing Director, visited this ground-breaking centre, with the Oil Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the University of Aberdeen; partners in the National Decommissioning Centre, Aberdeenshire.
EIP was established in July 2018 and has designed and engineered the Ambient Lifter to support offshore sectors, including decommissioning. The Ambient Lifter is a subsea lifting device, that can be deployed from a low-cost vessel or with a ROV/AUV, offering controlled subsea lifting to lift objects from 5te to 2400te, offering controllable manoeuvring with the use of either ROV or AUV.
Offshore Simulator Centre (OSC) delivers advanced offshore simulation models to reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase safety for personnel involved in demanding operations. The OSC has an extensive selection of oil and gas and subsea elements already modelled, including tides, currents, sea states, subsea infrastructure, trees, manifolds, ROVs/AUVs, and a wide range of vessels, cranes, lifting operations and platforms.
EIP announced that it is working with OSC to model its Ambient Lifter technology to develop its product range further. The Ambient Lifter model will interact with all other elements in the simulator to produce animation quality models incorporating the physics of the Ambient Lifter to;
With the application of simulation as part of their design process, EIP envisages that this will help to further reduce costs for future offshore projects.
EIP will be collaborating with OSC, the National Decommissioning Centre in Scotland and OGTC to model Ambient Linear for subsea bundle decommissioning. The new Ambient Linear has been designed for lifting and manoeuvring pipelines and similar subsea objects. The joint collaboration will be modelling a range of different decommissioning scenarios that will address and resolve challenges confronting oil and gas operators.