PLEM conceptual design
We have been supporting a construction contractor on project work for over a decade. In 2013, our client began preparing a tender for the design of a 24” pipeline for a major operator.
As part of this tender, our client commissioned our team to conceptually design a pipeline end manifold (PLEM), to tie-in three 12” pipelines to the main 24” pipeline.
Scope of work
Our scope of work included:
- PLEM configuration optimum evaluation
- Member sizing of structural components of the PLEM to AISC codes
- Building a finite element model of the PLEM in FS2000, to perform a static on-bottom and installation analysis
- Mudmat design using local geological conditions, to ensure the PLEM was stable and would not subside once on the seabed
- Producing CAD drawings of the PLEM concept for the client to use in their tender
The full scope of work required expertise from a range of disciplines. Our engineering capabilities span the whole life-of-field, enabling us to cater to all of our client’s requirements.
The conceptual design was needed on a tight timescale, to in turn meet the needs of their client. Our agility allows us to provide a reactive service, quickly drawing on our pool of engineers to provide a fast turnaround, whilst ensuring consistently high -quality, technical standards.