Life extension

Life extension

Life extension and the modification of existing oil and gas platforms are a raising challenge for the offshore industry. Many are reaching or have exceeded their original design lives and it is economically beneficial to extend their operation life when their fields are still active. Modifications are a cost-efficient alternative compared to new-building and enable assets owners to extend the lifecycle of their unit.

Today’s offshore floating units are built to last, as technologies and industry standards evolve and operating conditions change. Extreme environmental conditions can accelerate normal wear-and-tear and lead to unit’s structural damage during installation or operation.

To ensure continuous performance, asset owners, operators and designers have to address these challenges early in the design process, and manage them during unit’s life extension modifications. To achieve this, they require assistance in identifying and prioritizing the best life extension measures.

  • Our extensive experience enables us to help clients select the most profitable and safe life extension options, based on asset’s state and extension needs
  • Our proven technical expertise provides engineering services covering various ranges of simulations to ensure integrity of the unit through its all lifecycle
  • Our in-depth knowledge of offshore life extension offers clients the confidence to extend the life operation of their asset in accordance with the latest industry standards


Life extension condition assessment

We evaluate the unit’s design, assess its strength and fatigue-related damage in accordance with industry standards. We verify if the unit fatigue life exceeds its operational life in order to determine if potential extension can be considered.

Life extension change management

To ensure asset’s integrity, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts a variety of comprehensive assessments on your offshore unit. We then suggest structural modifications based on global unit model to support change management decisions and extend its operational life expectancy.



What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.