Marine and offshore engineering consultancy AqualisBraemar has completed its 1,000th leg penetration assessment, which took place offshore Saudi Arabia.
The company’s 1,000th leg penetration assessment (LPA) was conducted for Teras Offshore, for the Teras Conquest 7 self-elevating liftboat, at the MNIF 5 wellhead platform at the MANIFA field, offshore Saudi Arabia. AqualisBraemar was responsible for marine and geotechnical engineering services for the liftboat move.
LPAs are conducted to assess soil conditions for safe deployment of jack-up rigs that are to be utilised at offshore oil and gas fields.
“The significance of 1,000 LPAs is more than just a number, it is something operators can benefit from in many ways. Based on the corresponding installation record data, AqualisBraemar has developed an extensive database and in-depth knowledge on leg penetration predictions at different sites with challenging ground conditions. This allows us to repeatedly optimise LPA services to provide high-quality prediction and to mitigate relevant risks effectively,”Reuben Segal, chief operating officer at AqualisBraemar
Leg penetration assessment (LPA) is an analytical study of the soil conditions to predict the anticipated leg penetrations and potential risks of jack-ups during their offshore deployment, mainly based on the ground conditions on site. The LPA is a tool for rig owners to work out their jack-up installation plan. It is also an important part of site-specific assessment of jack-ups to understand the structural integrity and capability for jack-up installed at specific sites.
LPA services are provided to the clients in both offshore oil and gas as well as renewables industries, covering jack-up deployments for new offshore structures, and for maintenance and operation services for existing offshore structures.
“A wrong leg penetration analysis could have serious consequences, such as structural failure of jack-up units, instability or even leg damages to the jack-up. Worst case it could also lead to serious personnel injuries,”Reuben Segal
From a commercial perspective, a wrong leg penetration analysis could have detrimental impact on project schedule due to delayed jack-up deployment as a result of unexpected installation difficulties.
AqualisBraemar is a result of the recent unification between Aqualis Offshore and Braemar Technical Services. AqualisBraemar is a leading offshore, renewables, adjusting and marine consultancy group with service offering across all major basins. The group is represented with 48 offices in 33 countries, with more than 430 full-time equivalent employees globally and a physical presence on all five continents. Its head office is in London, UK. The company is listed on the Oslo stock exchange.
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About AqualisBraemar ASA
AqualisBraemar ASA (OSE: Aqua) is a public listed company that, through its subsidiaries and associates, offers adjusting, marine, offshore and renewables consultancy services to the energy, shipping and insurance industries. The group employs specialist engineers, naval architects, master mariners, loss adjusters and technical consultants in 48 offices located across 5 continents in 33 countries. AqualisBraemar ASA operates under three distinct brands globally:
- AqualisBraemar: a leading adjusting, marine and offshore consultancy to the energy, shipping and insurance industries
- AqualisBraemar Yacht Services: a specialised marine consultant to the superyacht market
- Offshore Wind Consultants: an independent consultancy to the offshore renewables sector