Physical Modelling - Oil & Gas

Engineering, model making, testing, post-processing and analysis of results...

Our services

  1. Tests protocol engineering/li>
  2. Scale models making
  3. Basin operation
  4. Post-processing and analysis of results
  5. Recommendations on the design of structures

Oil & gas is the historical domain of Océanide physical model testing department. During the last 20 years, Océanide has performed more than 200 tests campaigns in Oil & Gas sector for clients from all around the world. Thanks to its experience and its unique combination of testing facilities in France, Oceanide provides a world-class customer support for:

  • The analysis of offshore structures hydrodynamic behaviours for numerical models’ calibration and concepts’ validation
  • The physical modelling of complex marine operations, the operations procedure validation and the extraction of weather windows to ensure the success and safety of marine operations
  • The analysis of seabed-to-surface linking equipment such as risers and mooring systems



Client Projet
TRANSOCEAN / Aker Solutions Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling platform
HEEREMA Aegir pipelay vessel
PETROBRAS | SBM Tupi 4 (Cidade de Ihlabella) FPSO
TOTAL | DORIS Engineering Moho Nord FPU
STATOIL | Gusto MSC CAT J CJ70 jack-up



Client Projet
TOTAL | DORIS Engineering Usan FPSO – Spread mooring system
CONOCO-PHILLIPS | TechnipFMC Barossa FPSO – Turret mooring system
STATOIL CAT I – Turret moored drillship
BUMI ARMADA | Principia Equatorial driller barge – Spread mooring system
EXMAR | DORIS Engineering CPTL 137B Farwah FPSO – Turret mooring system

Transportation Marine Operations


Client Projet
HEEREMA North Rankin field topsides transportation
TOTAL | HOE TLP transportation to the MOHO-Nord field
ENCANA | SBM Jack-up transportation to Deep Panuke field
HHI Ummshaif field heavy topsides transportation
HEEREMA Ekofisk field Jacket transportation after decommissioning

Ohter Marine Operations


Client Projet
BP | Aker Clair Ridge jacket Installation - Launching, upending, lowering and docking
ALLSEAS Installation and decommissioning of a topside using Pioneer spirit vessel
TOTAL | Aker Frigg decommissioning - DP2 jacket reversed launching operation
WOODSIDE | Saipem Browse LNG breakwater installation
STATOIL | Technip Asgard Subsea compression modules installation

Seabed-to-surface Linking Equipment


Client Projet
MURPHY | SBM Kikeh gravity actuated off-loading pipe
SHELL | Technip Prelude FLNG water intake riser
SHELL | SBM Bonga off-loading buoy
TOTAL | DORIS Engineering ‘Girassol FPSO riser tower
SHELL | SWRP Capping stack installation on a wellhead during blowout

Gravity Based Structures


Client Projet