My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 3rd August 2019 by Dr. Ir. Rafee Makbol Mohamed Ali. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM.
An offshore installation for the oil and gas industry is typically designed for specific duration that subjects to reservoir capacity and recuperation of CAPEX. For some installations in which the outputs are still good in production and found to be above the initial estimate, the Owner tends to extend the platform operation within the specific duration after the expiry of the design life. The platform life extension offers the opportunity to maximise the value of capital investment by minimising the net cost of new field new development. The approach not only a means of developing a field on a faster schedule but also a cost-effective manner especially for re-use and making installations in marginal fields viable and sustainable.
Structural requirements and design parameters for platform integrity will be discussed as in some countries, platform life extension requires certification and approval by National Regulatory Body. Therefore, the present offshore installation has to fulfil the latest Codes guidelines and to have sufficient strength to account for the latest change in environmental conditions.
Dr. Ir. Rafee Makbol Mohamed Ali is a Structural Engineer with over 29 years of experience in fabrication, design, installation and certification of offshore installations. He started his career working in fabrication then had joined several design Consultants in Kuala Lumpur prior to pursuing PhD at Imperial College London. He then joined Atkins (UK) as Lead Structural Engineer for design of wind farm substations and metrological platforms. Left UK to joint Independent Verification Body (IVB) in KL as Team Leader/Structural Specialist for certification and validation of offshore installations and later was with Oil & Gas Design Consultant Company as Lead Structural Engineer..