Engineering

Our engineers have a long history of design innovation that has led to a number of “industry firsts” in floating production and mooring systems.

Our in-house knowledge and experience with these products has allowed our engineers to develop advanced procedures and techniques for analysis and design, and the input from our extensive construction and production operations ensures constructability and operability of our products is fully considered in our designs.

SBM Offshore designs products that meet our clients’ needs in a safe and cost effective manner. Rather than focusing only on the initial costs of construction (ie CAPEX), assessing the performance of systems during their complete life cycle allows us to deliver products that are optimized for total cost (ie CAPEX and OPEX), and consequently provide the best value to our clients. A key element in this approach is the feedback we receive on performance of our own fleet, which allows us to assess the impact of design choices on operational costs.

Our engineers design and analyze our systems through all stages of projects from concept to delivery, and we have in-house capability for conceptual studies, basic design and detailed design. Our engineers work closely with Supply Chain Management, Construction and Installations to ensure that the hardware we supply meets all design requirements and fully satisfies our clients.