Oil & Gas

Life Extension

As the North Sea matures and opportunities to extend production are realised, operators need to assure their assets beyond their original design life through a structured engineering process.

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Key areas of support

Apollo has significant experience and knowledge in this area allowing our clients confidence in proving their assets existing integrity along with proven solutions to extend asset life and exploit infield and further production opportunities. Apollo’s proven track record in this area includes fixed installations, FPSOs as well as subsea fields and pipelines.

  • Post design life asset transformation

    Our teams work in conjunction with our clients to help define life extension strategies to not only maximise economic recovery but also reduce subsequent decommissioning costs and have an active approach to CoP to ensure an efficient decommissioning process.

    Apollo enable our clients to re-engineer their assets beyond their original design life as part of their facilities investment programs. Our experienced teams are able to evaluate assets against their estimated future production profiles and opportunities and advise system upgrades, modifications, produce technical notes to extend asset life. Apollo have a significant track record in this area and allow our clients a systematic approach to fully understand life extension opportunities that satisfy

    • performance efficiency (including digitalisation opportunities)
    • legislation requirements
    • increase uptime and
    • tackle reliability and obsolescence
  • Integrity

    Our structural and mechanical teams allow our clients both a global and a local perspective on their asset’s integrity. From input and understanding of integrity databases through to analysis (including jacket or more local finite element analysis). Apollo are able to advise on integrity issues for our clients. Uniquely we are able to link our service with our integrity management solutions Apollo KnowHow™ providing our clients with a holistic approach to asset integrity.

  • Strategy definition

    Our teams work in conjunction with our clients to help define life extension strategies to not only maximise economic recovery but also reduce subsequent decommissioning costs and have an active approach to CoP to ensure an efficient decommissioning process.

  • Digitalisation

    We enable upgrade scopes with our clients to allow offshore digitalisation of systems

    • Efficiency & synergies
    • Reliability & obsolescence
  • Lifting operations technical support and compliance services

    Apollo is committed to providing comprehensive support and ensuring compliance in all aspects of lifting operations. Our services are designed to enhance safety, technical integrity, and efficiency for our clients.

    • With extensive experience in the development and contribution towards industry, corporate, and national lifting operations standards, Apollo is ideally positioned to provide the knowledge and expertise needed. We conduct detailed reviews and develop client lifting policies and procedures to align with legislative requirements and industry best practices.
    • Apollo offers both daily and ad-hoc technical support and guidance on all matters related to the control and management of lifting operations. We build, manage, and promote strong relationships within our clients’ stakeholder groups, drive a robust safety culture, and ensure the safe implementation and technical integrity of all lifting operations conducted on behalf of our clients.
    • Apollo provides subject matter expert support for any client investigations involving lifting operations. We offer competent SME resources to lead incident investigations on behalf of our clients, ensuring thorough and effective analysis and resolution.
    • We deliver detailed and documented reviews of lifting plans and risk assessments, ensuring compliance with technical, legislative, and procedural requirements. Apollo ensures that lifting operations are properly planned, risk-assessed, and executed safely.

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