Designed for offshore oil field development on the northern shelf of the Caspian
Sea, the LSP- 1 is an ice-resistant stationary 20,000-ton platform that has
a fixed rig and custom-designed steel-plate jacket. The support units were
designed to sustain the platform’s massive weight as well as prevent ice load
damage. Using 3D modeling from design through construction staging enabled
CNGS Engineering to design the platform in less than one year.
The company used a variety of Bentley software for the 3D design of the piping
systems and steel structures. Steel structures were designed with Structural
Modeler; piping systems were designed with Bentley PlantSpace; and other
systems were designed with MicroStation. Metal strength analyses were
double-checked in SACS, and Project Wise enabled team members in different
locations to collaborate.
Ice-resistant Offshore Platform LSP- 1
Caspian Sea, Russia
2012 BE INSPIRED AWARD FINALIST
The LAM-B fixed platform is located at the Jeytun oil field in the Caspian Sea
off the coast of Turkmenistan. It is designed for oil production, preparation, and
transportation to the offshore subsea pipelines. CNGS Engineering provided
EPC services including project management, engineering design, fabrication
of the support jacket and deck sections, and procurement of components
including process equipment, and control and power supply systems as well as
installation and commissioning of the platform.
MicroStation-based plant design tools created a single 3D model and enabled
the automatic generation of the drawings (plans, drawings) and isometric
drawings, significantly reducing the time to create these deliverables and
material take-offs. Together with Project Wise, mistakes were avoided relating
to usage of irrelevant documents’ revisions, and allocation of the right of access
resulted in increase of a safety level both commercially and technically.
LAM-B Wellhead Platform