Atkins is supporting ADMA-OPCO’s expansion programme for its offshore production facilities by assisting the safe life extension of existing critical infrastructure.
We have been involved in the quantitative structural assessment of 31 Well Head Towers (WHTs) in the Umm Shaif Field, offshore from Abu Dhabi. Atkins undertook structural assessment of the WHTs to establish a robust integrity management system for the company's fleet of offshore structures, building SACS models to enable detailed analysis. We also undertook advanced structural analysis of barge-type structures, which form the central platforms of ADMA OPCO’s offshore processing facilities.
Atkins’ 40 years of experience in asset integrity management was a key factor in this work. Our approach to life extension enables operators to get the most oil and gas resource out of a field before the infrastructure needs to be replaced.
Our experience means we can safely anticipate and manage repair of age related defects, allowing continued use and development of ageing infrastructure. In some cases we have been able to extend the life of an asset by double its design life. This adds considerable value to the asset by deferring future investment cost, as well as providing assurance of asset integrity.