Aker Solutions has an extensive portfolio of SURF projects with a range of technical requirements to optimize field architecture, life and production profile for our customers. We offer complete SURF engineering, including flow assurance, subsea infrastructure design and technical analysis of all relevant systems, covering all phases from feasibility to FEED to detailed design.
Our experienced engineers also provide reliable solutions for arctic challenges. They have solid knowledge on ice mechancis, iceberg impact and scouring/gouging, applying analytical and numerical methods for calculating the ice related loads exerted to subsea structures and pipelines.
For the benefit of our customers, we establish a system design that enhances the development scheme early in the design process.
Field development studies are essential to identify the requirements for proposed development projects, hence revealing any feasibility challenges and opportunities.
Aker Solutions has performed field development studies for arctic areas covering the Beafourt Sea, West Greenland, Northwest and Northeast Russia, Sakhalin, the Barents Sea and the Caspian Sea. Both platform (fixed and floating) and subsea developments have been evaluated in the different studies.
Through several years of field development, Aker Solutions have developed extensive experience with a broad overview of the feasibility, cost and HSE issues related to typical development blocks for shallow and deeper arctic waters.
AKSO offers designs of floaters like semi-submersible units, FPSO, shallow draft buoy, SPAR and TLP. AKSO has extensive experience in floater design dating back to the Aker H-3 in 1973. Floaters in arctic waters enables development of fields where the water depth is too deep for fixed structures.
AKSO has experience from floater design for arctic conditions from screening of floaters, concept studies, FEED design (Shtokman FPU), the Aker Solution Arctic Drillship and the on-going Johan Castberg project. The experience from designing arctic floaters includes competence on selection of hull design, hull structural design for local ice loads and floater responses in different ice conditions. In addition several solutions of disconnection of the mooring and riser systems have been developed.