For more than 30 years MARINTEK have tested, studied and validated different types of marine operations. We have been working with all types of marine operations involving offshore vessels, fixed and floating structures worldwide. In the developing of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, challenging and harsh conditions have placed tough requirements on various concepts; floating production units, gravity based offshore structures and complete subsea and subsea-to-shore solutions.
In order to develop and qualify these solutions, basic knowledge of hydrodynamics, flow technology and structural integrity has been combined. A key factor has been the ability to test and verify the future solutions in modern laboratories. MARINTEK runs some of the world`s leading laboratory facilities in the field of technology development for the oil and gas sector. We have combined laboratory experience with the development of associated numerical tools and software, of which many are in daily use around the world at the operators` and supply industries` workbenches.
New oil fields worldwide are very often characterized by harsh environments with steep and high waves combined with strong currents and wind, and ultra deep waters whose depths may exceed 2000 meters, or a combination of both. These conditions present severe challenges to offshore installations. MARINTEK is heavily involved in the analysis and verification of design loads and responses for such installations. Activities include model testing as well as the development and use of advanced numerical analysis tools.