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OIL AND GAS

OIL AND GAS

During the transition to sustainable energy, oil and gas remain essential parts of our energy mix. Using our knowledge and unique facilities, MARIN contributes to improving concepts and making operations for oil and gas extraction at sea safer.

SAFE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

We have done simulations, model research and service monitoring for offshore platforms such as FPSOs, TLPs, semi-submersibles and DP shuttle tankers, across the world. This involves verifying, validating and evaluating motions, loads and safety of offshore constructions before, during and after installation. Besides full-scale measurements we provide model-scale experiments, to assess the structural response of a ship or offshore structure. MARIN provides systems that enable a continuous real-time measurement of all motions and environmental conditions during a complete voyage or marine operation. We investigate the possibilities for floating LNG production, storage and transhipment and the dismantling of decommissioned structures. And we help with the improvement of drillships, cable laying vessels, anchor handling vessels, offshore support vessels, crew tenders and life boats.

YOUR PARTNER

We partner with you from concept to design, offering our expertise and experience, using in-house developed tools and methods matching your needs and adapting to your deadlines. Our tools and methods range from use of databases and simulations towards model-scale experiments, simulators/virtual reality and full-scale monitoring. We also provide nautical consultancy and research as well as training to optimise a variety of offshore operations.

Contact

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Jaap de Wilde

Senior Project Manager

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

ANYSIM TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATIONS

Dedicated time-domain simulation tools have been developed for a wide range of applications, including mooring analysis, dynamic positioning, multiple-body operation and riser dynamics. MARIN uses modular aNySIM/XMF toolbox, which brings together the capabilities of the various dedicated software packages. The different modules can be coupled in aNySIM/XMF to the central N-body time domain simulation solver. Time domain simulations are often combined with model tests in a ‘model-the-model’ approach. The final calibrated and validated model can be used by clients after the model tests for large number of simulations for ultimate strength or fatigue life analysis.

ANYSIM TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATIONS

Dedicated time-domain simulation tools have been developed for a wide range of applications, including mooring analysis, dynamic positioning, multiple-body operation and riser dynamics. MARIN uses modular aNySIM/XMF toolbox, which brings together the capabilities of the various dedicated software packages. The different modules can be coupled in aNySIM/XMF to the central N-body time domain simulation solver. Time domain simulations are often combined with model tests in a ‘model-the-model’ approach. The final calibrated and validated model can be used by clients after the model tests for large number of simulations for ultimate strength or fatigue life analysis.

CFD CALCULATIONS

CFD encompasses a large variety of complicated flow problems. Accurately calculated forces on offshore structures in current, wind forces, and thruster interaction problems are examples for which CFD is used today in industrial services. For moving objects the coupling between the flow solver and the free moving object is available in CFD. Extreme waves can form a serious threat to ships, offshore platforms and their crews. Extreme waves events are traditionally studied experimentally, but today the complex physics can also be studied with CFD.

CFD CALCULATIONS

CFD encompasses a large variety of complicated flow problems. Accurately calculated forces on offshore structures in current, wind forces, and thruster interaction problems are examples for which CFD is used today in industrial services. For moving objects the coupling between the flow solver and the free moving object is available in CFD. Extreme waves can form a serious threat to ships, offshore platforms and their crews. Extreme waves events are traditionally studied experimentally, but today the complex physics can also be studied with CFD.

OFFSHORE BASIN MODEL TESTS

Offshore Basin model tests are still the most advanced testing method available for the assessment of deep water Oil and Gas assets in harsh environment. Extreme wind, wave and current conditions can be accurately modeled in the Offshore Basin model tests. Model tests in the Offshore Basin focus on structures that are somehow connected to the seabed by a mooring system or a DP station keeping system. Typical model scale is between 1:40 and 1:70. MARIN’s deep water Offshore Basin measures 45 by 36 m and has a deep pit of 30 m depth.

OFFSHORE BASIN MODEL TESTS

Offshore Basin model tests are still the most advanced testing method available for the assessment of deep water Oil and Gas assets in harsh environment. Extreme wind, wave and current conditions can be accurately modeled in the Offshore Basin model tests. Model tests in the Offshore Basin focus on structures that are somehow connected to the seabed by a mooring system or a DP station keeping system. Typical model scale is between 1:40 and 1:70. MARIN’s deep water Offshore Basin measures 45 by 36 m and has a deep pit of 30 m depth.

REAL-TIME BRIDGE SIMULATIONS

MARIN carries out simulation projects in the fields of nautical operations and the safety of shipping, for governments and port authorities, shipyards, vessel operators, the offshore industry and terminal owners. We operate several real-time navigation simulators that are used for research, consultancy and training purposes of professional mariners. The simulators are in-house developed and can be operated independently or in any combination. The Maritime Operations department has a wide experience with studies for offshore operations. The simulator facilities are regularly used for training mooring masters and tug masters. Operations include tandem and side-by-side offloading, but also more complex operations such as float-overs and mooring installations – all simulatied in a realistic way. We bring the man in the loop to evaluate new concepts and train operators before they will go offshore and do the job at sea.

REAL-TIME BRIDGE SIMULATIONS

MARIN carries out simulation projects in the fields of nautical operations and the safety of shipping, for governments and port authorities, shipyards, vessel operators, the offshore industry and terminal owners. We operate several real-time navigation simulators that are used for research, consultancy and training purposes of professional mariners. The simulators are in-house developed and can be operated independently or in any combination. The Maritime Operations department has a wide experience with studies for offshore operations. The simulator facilities are regularly used for training mooring masters and tug masters. Operations include tandem and side-by-side offloading, but also more complex operations such as float-overs and mooring installations – all simulatied in a realistic way. We bring the man in the loop to evaluate new concepts and train operators before they will go offshore and do the job at sea.
SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE IN CURRENT, WIND AND WAVES
side-by-side offloading
Jips & Networks
Joint Industry Project
commotion

Running

The offshore industry, MARIN and the Universities of Groningen and Delft have worked together successfully in the development of the Volume of Fluid ...
Joint Industry Project
CoCos

Closed

The availability of accurate wind, wave and current coefficients is important in concept studies like dynamic mooring analysis or offloading ...
Joint Industry Project
breakin CFD

Running

BreaKin CFD is aiming at confirmation, further analysis and understanding of underlying physical processes of the BreaKin JIP model test data ...

Markets

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Life at Sea

The sea is increasingly being regarded as a location for energy generation, food production and possible living at sea. MARIN uses high-quality hydrodynamic research to support the development of floating airports, ports, energy islands and fish and seaweed farming.

Oil and Gas

During the transition to sustainable energy, oil and gas remain essential parts of our energy mix. Using our knowledge and unique facilities, MARIN contributes to improving concepts and making operations for oil and gas extraction at sea safer.

Transport And Shipping

About 90% of international trade is transported by sea. By combining our hydrodynamic and nautical expertise with knowledge of propulsion systems and of logistic and operational aspects we make transport by water cleaner, smarter and safer.

Defence

As tensions increase across the world, protection at sea is becoming ever more important. Beyond the core defence tasks, this also includes providing adequate search and rescue capability, refugee assistance and efficient customs and border patrol. MARIN operates as an independent party on the international market, cooperating with partners such as the Royal Netherlands Navy. We support the development and implementation of complex platforms and missions at sea in realistic conditions.

Renewables

The sea is becoming increasingly important for sustainable energy generation. MARIN has considerable knowledge about the behaviour of vessels and structures at sea. This enables us to contribute to efficient and sustainable solutions for (floating) wind power, floating solar panels and energy generation from tidal flows, waves and temperature differences.

Passengers and Yachting

Yacht owners, passengers and crew of luxury cruise ships and ferries are demanding ever higher standards of comfort, user convenience and luxury on board. MARIN aims to make their stay at sea as sustainable, comfortable and safe as possible.

Infrastructure

The availability of infrastructure, such as ports and waterways, is a basic requirement for economic development. By drawing up advisory reports, we contribute to the design and implementation of civil engineering projects, for instance for ports, tunnels, bridges and waterways. Shipping safety plays an important role in this respect.

Marine Systems

Clean, smart and safe maritime operations demand sustainable solutions. As well as research into complete vessels and structures, we contribute to improving sub-systems, such as innovative propulsion, steering and stabilisation systems.

Authorities and Regulators

Safe and sustainable marine operations require clear agreements and regulations. As an independent party, MARIN works together with governments, classification agencies and other market parties to develop policy advice and assess practical guidelines.