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Upstream Oil & Gas Consulting

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Upstream Oil & Gas Consulting

Upstream energy sources continue to play a significant role in the global energy mix. ABL Group has provided independent marine and engineering consulting expertise since the ‘80s, to support clients and projects across the upstream space to de-risk marine operations to an acceptable level. Our experience covers market-leading expertise in offshore rigs and in supporting offshore platforms at any stage of an asset’s lifecycle. We have worked with a wide range of oil and gas majors, national companies and leading drilling and survey contractors in the world. Our work is to provide impartial third-party advice across a broad range of technical consultancy services, to help clients deliver their energy projects at an acceptable minimum level of risk – thereby also minimising risk posed by infrastructures to surrounding environments.

With increasing worldwide pressure on companies to show their contribution to the fight against climate change, the oil & gas industry also faces pressure in upcoming years to consider their footprint in supporting a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. In combining long-term project experience across upstream, with cutting-edge innovation and engineering consultancy in carbon-reducing initiatives, ABL Group is perfectly positioned to support our clients across the industry in their energy transition journey.

Experts in rigs

We provide far-reaching multi-disciplinary expertise supporting rigs throughout the lifecycle of an asset. We offer market-leading services supporting rig moves and rig inspections for rigs of all types and sizes, both onshore and offshore, and anywhere in the world. Our services cover:

  • Geotechnical engineering support
  • Engineering consulting, including marine operations engineering, advanced studies and analysis, advanced structural analysis, naval architecture, risk analysis, and marine conversion, upgrade and newbuild design
  • Jack-up engineering
  • Mobile offshore unit (‘MOU’) transportation MWS
  • Rig inspections (onshore and offshore)

ABL Group brings to its rigs’ work the deepest pool of expertise across marine and engineering disciplines relevant to this sector, including:

  • marine engineers
  • electrical engineers
  • electrotechnical engineers
  • subsea engineers
  • mechanical engineers
  • geotechnical and geophysical engineers
  • geologists
  • metocean and coastal engineers
  • master mariners
  • tow masters
  • marine warranty surveyors

ABL Group also includes specialised group company, East Point Geo, enabling us to offer our clients the most comprehensive service package, tailored to their unique situation, their rig type, location, objective amongst other drivers. We have the expertise and trusted market reputation worldwide to find the right practical and pragmatic solution to de-risk your rig-related operations and help you deliver operations securely and efficiently.

As a group, we have supported and approved over 1000 rig moves in 2019-2020 alone.

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    Upstream Transportation & Installation (‘T&I’) Expertise

    ABL Group is the market leader in marine warranty survey (‘MWS’) on offshore T&I operations for upstream infrastructure, with a long track-record in providing technical support to some of the world’s most high-profile and complex production platforms and floating infrastructures. With out global network, we are able to service these projects on both a widespread global scale, as well as on a more regional or local scale. Often larger upstream T&I projects include global supply chains, with project components and assets being fabricated and transported from multiple global locations. Our far-reaching office presence enables us to perfectly cater to projects of this scale, with an ability to source relevant marine and engineering specialists closest to the operations, for attendances onsite or offshore, ensuring we support our clients to keep within project schedules.

    We also offer clients in this sector a broad range of services to support their project delivery right from early planning and feasibility through to end of life strategies and decommissioning. Within the group we have expertise in marine operations engineering, including significant expertise in mooring design and analysis for FPSOs and other floating assets, dynamic lift analyses, motions and stability analyses, grillage and seafastening design for transportation, structural integrity assessments, topside floatovers and jacket launch, amongst others. Group company Longitude Engineering brings significant experience as well to the engineering and design of floating production systems of all types (FPSOs, FSOs, FLNG and production barges). –