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Structural Analysis for Offshore Drilling

Offshore oil and gas production is far more challenging than land-based installations due to the remoteness and harsh environment of the platforms. Much of the innovation in the offshore petroleum sector concerns overcoming these challenges and being able to do so in a faster, more efficient way.

Oil and gas production facilities, often called topsides, takes the form of a platform structure installed on fixed or floating substructures. The topside facilities range from simple wellhead platforms with minimum equipment to facilities with full production and processing capabilities. Depending on the concept and functionality, the topside can contain equipment for production drilling, extraction and processing as well as storage and export of oil and natural gas, with all required utility and process support systems.

Most of offshore oil structure designs requires certifications and follow some International standards (ISO). DNV, an international certification body, also offers Standards and Recommended Practices within different areas: Qualification, Quality and Safety Methodology, Materials Technology, Structures, Systems, Special Facilities, Pipelines and Risers, Asset Operation, Marine Operations, Cleaner Energy and Subsea Systems. The structural analysis report for these certificates require calculations and moment justification plus clear shear and stress diagrams for each of the members of the structure. Here is when a Single Member Report comes particularly handly, produced by a fast software that allows you to design and run reports without consuming lots of time.

How SkyCiv can help

SkyCiv is a cloud based software, which means you can access to your projects and software from any device, anytime, anywhere. You don't have to download or update the program, you can run it on your desktop, laptop or mobile device. From quick checks to complex projects, with 2D and 3D structural analysis you can model and analyse beams, shafts, truss, frames and just about any other structure. It's very user friendly so you can get all your results fast and easy: Free Body Diagram + Reactions, Internal Axial Forces, Bending Moment, Deformation, Shear Force, Stress and more.

Why SkyCiv?

  • Quick Analysis
  • Custom Reporting
  • Cost-Effective

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Quick Analysis


Design and analyse your structures fast and easy with this easy-to-use interface. Perform Beam Analysis in under a minute!

Customs Reports


Export single member analysis reports in a clean and professional PDF format. Include your own logo as well as screenshots and easily share it with other engineers.

Cost-effective


Pay as you go and cancel at anytime with our Monthly/Yearly Subscriptions! No installation, maintenance or upgrade costs - everything is covered under a simple subscription.

Case Study

Here is an example of Structural Analysis for Skidcars for Offshore Drilling project that required DNV certification on the skid that the customers product would be mounted on. DNV requires structural analysis on the skid and several supporting documents to go with that report. SkyCiv Software is used for the initial designs, DNV certification report and a double final checks. This is how Myles DeRouen saved $15k on DNV, API and ISO Certification.

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