Offshore Operability and Comfort

Offshore Operability and Comfort

Maintaining a high level of asset operability and crew comfort is critical to operate an offshore unit, as it is linked directly to the profitability of the asset exploitation.

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore offers a wide range of services enabling to improve assets efficiency and operability, including seakeeping capabilities improvement, mooring or DP design and optimization, but also structural vibration analysis calculation and measurements, greenwater and aerodynamic simulations ... Based on simulations and on-board measurements, our services can boost an offshore unit’s production rate, and our expertise verifies compliance with industry regulations as early as the design stage.

For oil and gas companies and operators, maximizing vessel operability is crucial, to ensure profitability and a maximal use of the vessel according to its exploitation plan. Other priorities are to enhance crew comfort during operations, prompting operators to reduce onboard noise and vibration, and ensure compliance with regulations from design stage.

  • Improvement of unit’s operability enables to reduce OPEX, and maximize profitability of offshore unit exploitation.
  • Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore proposes complementary services based on advanced software and onboard measurements to improve ship operability.


Seakeeping assessments for operability

Seakeeping can be a limiting factor for operability. The design and integration of roll reduction devices, either static or dynamic, can drastically improve a vessel’s operability by limiting its motions and accelerations. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore can evaluate the performance of different mitigation devices and optimize the design according to operating conditions.

Noise and vibration

Vibration of structure and noise can limit unit’s capabilities or crew comfort on-board. Assessing the whole vibration of structure is done by a complete FEM analysis. Main vibration sources are taken into account, such as engines and equipment excitations.

On-board measurements

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore offers valuable skills for measurements such as:

              - Noise level & exposure measurements for assessment of crew comfort and long-term health risks due to
                excessive noise levels exposure.

              - Vibration measurements for assessment of passenger and crew comfort and of risks of damages on
                equipment and structure.


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.