Aqualis Offshore provide professional offshore consultancy and marine consultancy services. Our team of Master Mariners and Naval Architects has extensive experience of offshore activities ranging from simple marine operations to challenging and complex offshore projects.
We are experienced in the operating conditions and regulatory regimes prevailing in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa, the Arabian Gulf, India and Asia Pacific.
Aqualis Offshore offers a wide range of marine consultancy services to the oil rig & gas and maritime industries. Our mariners have many years of experience associated with drilling rigs and offshore vessels. We aim to assist our clients in finding practical solutions to their marine operations and projects and / or protect their interests when sub-contracting or making asset investments.
- Provision of Towmasters and Rigmovers
- Provision of Marine Advisors
- Dry transportation consultancy and operations
- Vessel inspections
- Rules & Regulations compliance
- Inclining experiments
- Pilotage operations
- Rig move procedures
- Suitability surveys
- Pre-charter audits / surveys
- Pre-purchase surveys
- Bollard pull certification
- Drafting and review of offshore project related procedures
- Mooring patterns
- Anchor handling procedures
- Witnessing equipment trials and tests
- DP inspections and audits
Offshore Consultant Services
Preparation of Operational Procedures
Our surveyors are experienced in preparing and reviewing offshore procedures, supporting engineering calculations and analyses for marine operations. This may include reviewing or making recommendations on the type of equipment to be used, proposed methods, limiting operational conditions, structural capacity, floating stability of vessels, quay strength, crane rigging capacity and proposed contingency measures for each operation. This work is performed by naval architects, structural engineers, marine surveyors and Master Mariners with many years’ experience in developing, reviewing and carrying out these operations.
Transport & Installation Approvals
Inspections of seafastening arrangements, cargo’s structural integrity, vessel’s stability and strength, voyage plans and proposed route, limiting design conditions, and the safe transportation of cargo, typically from the fabrication to installation site can be carried out. Cargo may include jackets, decks, jack-ups, semi-submersible units, process equipment and other such heavy structures and project equipment.
Loadout, transportation and installation approvals may be prepared or reviewed for all aspects of the installation operation. Surveyors will ensure that the operation is conducted as planned and in accordance with the agreed procedures. Our Surveyors have a high level of experience in these operations and will help to ensure everything proceeds smoothly.
Oil Rig Consultants
Rig move data for the oil rig and location will be reviewed and an assessment is made of the suitability of the rig at the proposed location. Suitability surveys of the rig and towing vessels will be carried out. A towage certificate of approval is issued for the rig move once preparations have been completed and the rig is ready to start the tow.
The Tow Master attends onboard during the rig move and will monitor jacking, transit, pre-load or anchoring from departure until the rig is safely installed at the new location. Aqualis Offshore’s Rig Movers, Master Mariners and engineers have the expertise to ensure operations are conducted safely.
A range of pre-hire inspections, audits and suitability surveys on a wide range of offshore vessels are carried out. The nature of the survey may include oil company standard audits or specialists surveys to confirm that the vessel is suitable for the intended job and work to be performed. The surveyor will confirm that the vessel is fit for the intended purpose and may make recommendations to the client if necessary.
Witnessing Trials and Tests
At many stages of a project, equipment must be tested and shown to be functioning as required. Aqualis Offshore surveyors are regularly called upon to provide independent verification by witnessing these trials and tests. Examples include propulsion tests, lifting, winch tests, bollard pull and jacking trials.
Our surveyors have a wealth of experience in many aspects of marine operations and can offer 3rd party independent advice on similar operations and methodology to produce the best results while keeping risk to acceptable levels. This experience is invaluable when unusual operations or alternative solutions are required.
Standards and Procedures
Aqualis Offshore marine consultants normally apply the standards set forth by ISO 19901-1:2005. These internationally recognised standards apply to the design, construction and operation of offshore structures of all types used in the petroleum and natural gas industries. We also work to agreed alternative project specific standards where appropriate.