Houston Offshore Engineering Content Managers RSS Feed Houston Offshore Engineering no http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/rss Houston Offshore Engineering http://www.houston-offshore.com/tresources/en/images/icons/tendenci34x15.gif http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/rss Houston Offshore Engineering Content Managers and Podcast Copyright 2015 Houston Offshore Engineering Tendenci Association Software by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company en-us noemail@houston-offshore.com(Webmaster) houstonoffshore noemail@houston-offshore.com Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:47:59 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/news/ News <div><span ><span ><strong>October 24, 2014</strong></span></span></div> <div ><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/484/A100 Icon-Honoree-PBCNVE-RGB-Web.png" /></div> <div >&nbsp;</div> <div > <div><span ><span >Houston Offshore Engineering is pleased to announce their acceptance of the 2014 Aggie 100 Award. This marks the fifth year in a row HOE has been honored as one of the top 100 Aggie-owned businesses. Measured yearly by a company&rsquo;s growth rate, &ldquo;the Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. The Aggie 100 not only celebrates their success, it also provides a forum to pass lessons to the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs&rdquo; (<a href="http://www.aggie100.com">www.aggie100.com</a>).</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span ><span >The 2014 award, based on performance in 2011, 2012 and 2013, marks Houston Offshore Engineering&rsquo;s largest growth rate yet, and also our highest ranking on the Aggie 100 list. We placed 25 in the top 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned companies. Founded in 2004, three of HOE&rsquo;s owners and original cofounders have degrees from Texas A&amp;M - Ngok Lai &rsquo;72, Manager of Operations, Philip Poll &rsquo;88, Manager of Projects, and Jun Zou &lsquo;97, Manager of Naval Architecture.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span ><span >Having recently been acquired by Atkins, Houston Offshore Engineering is looking forward to further expanding the company&rsquo;s global reach, capabilities, and reputation as industry experts in the years to come.</span></span></div> </div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/news/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:27:14 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/691/ **Home Page - Main Image <div><a href="http://www.atkinsglobal.com/en-GB/media-centre/news-releases/2014/oct/2014-10-01" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/484/Cruahchan-announcement(3)(1).jpg" /></a></div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/691/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:05:35 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/1020/ <div><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/421/HOE_Atkins_Logo1.jpg" /></div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/1020/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:25:49 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/about/ About Houston Offshore Engineering <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><img alt="Houston Offshore Engineering Logo" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Highres_logo_300.jpg" />Houston Offshore Engineering was formed in 2004 to provide expert engineering services to support offshore oil and gas developments. Although we specialize in deepwater projects, our experience includes all types of marine engineering projects including terminals, loading buoys, fixed platforms, floating platforms and ultra-deep developments.</div> <div>&nbsp; <div> <div><img alt="unique offshore engineering solution" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/uniqe_2_300.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div>We achieve competitive differentiation through independence, a long-standing reputation for highest quality work and a flexible approach to business. Principals in the company are directly responsible for client contact and project execution.<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Our goal is to be the preferred supplier of engineering services for oil companies, prime contractors, fabricators, installers, and/or other engineering companies as required to best meet the needs of a particular project. Engineering services are concept-neutral, best-in-class, and present an attractive option to all companies pursuing or executing large and small projects. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> The staff at HOE has played key roles&nbsp;in the engineering and/or delivery of a variety of offshore facilities worldwide for over 25&nbsp;years. This highly experienced team is uniquely qualified to perform conceptual studies through detailed design, produce fabrication drawings, and provide construction support.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="/en/articles/search.asp">Recent Articles from Houston Offshore Engineering</a></div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/about/ Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:39:29 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/rpsea-project/ RPSEA Project 5404 RPSEA Project 5404 is just one of many exciting and industry-shaping projects Houston Offshore Engineering is currently working on. Background: Selected over competitors as the primary contractor, Houston Offshore Engineering and participants Red Wing Engineering, John Halkyard and Associates, Los Alamos National Laboratory and MARIN are making significant progress on the project, formally titled, Vortex-Induced Motion Study for Deep Draft Column Stabilized Floaters (DDCSFs). The objective of this study is to improve the overall mooring system safety and riser system integrity by providing guidance on which design parameters for DDCSFs have the most impact on vortex-induced motion (VIM), and determining which VIM mitigation strategies can work for DDCSFs. Testing and analysis will mainly involve the investigation and comparison of four-column DDCSFs and multi-column DDCSFs - namely, our patented paired-column semisubmersible. PC Semi test model - HOE ... http://www.houston-offshore.com/rpsea-project/ Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:22:30 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/green/ Green Solutions & Alternative Energy <div><span ><img alt="" src="../../attachments/wysiwyg/4/PrinciplePowerWindFloatSeascape_crop.jpg" /></span> <div>Years of experience with engineering for offshore oil and gas projects gives us the specialized skills necessary to add value to alternative energy projects in the marine environment. Wind, ocean thermal conversion or other&nbsp;alternative energy technologies benefit from expert marine engineering capability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Houston Offshore Engineering is fortunate to be participating in four different alternative energy projects, two of which are funded for prototype design, fabrication and installation:</div> <ul> <li>Offshore wind turbine using a semisubmersible hull for offshore Portugal</li> <li>Ocean thermal energy conversion using a semisubmersible hull for Hawaii</li> <li>Confidential energy conversion device for protoype testing in the Gulf of Mexico</li> <li>Offshore wind turbine using a floating hull for offshore Korea</li> </ul> Our company can match our expertise in Naval Architecture, marine structures, marine systems and mooring systems with your capability of alternative energy technologies to result in a successful project.</div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/green/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:54:29 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/461/ *** About Template - Left sidebar *** <p>While we specialize in deepwater projects, our experience includes all aspects and types of marine engineering projects including terminals, loading buoys, fixed platforms, floating platforms and ultra-deep developments.<br> <br> <a href="/en/articles/search.asp">Articles from Houston Offshore</a></p> http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/461/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:38:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/project-execution/ Project Execution <div><img alt="Kizomba A TLP" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/kizomba-a.jpg" />Houston Offshore Engineering has <a href="/staff">highly experienced staff</a> that have participated in all phases of major project execution:</div> <ul> <li>Engineering</li> <li>Procurement</li> <li>Construction</li> <li>Installation</li> </ul> <div>Because our staff have held key positions in large EPCI projects, we have the critical understanding required to integrate into a large project execution team.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Our staff, tools and systems are fully capable for:</div> <ul> <li>Engineering and engineering management up to 200,000+ hours</li> <li>Procurement technical support</li> <li>On-site engineering support during fabrication, transportation, integration, installation and hook-up</li> <li>Follow-on engineering throughout the service life of the platform</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;<em>For more information on how we can add value to your project, <a href="../../contact">contact our team</a> or call (281) 436-6200.</em></div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/project-execution/ Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:34:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/203/ ***Home Page - Tabs - Engineering*** <p>Houston Offshore Engineering provides expert <a href="/services/">engineering services</a> to support offshore oil and gas developments. Our projects range from conceptual studies which help maximize value early in field development to full detailed design and engineering support for construction.</p> <p>Our clients include major and independent oil and gas companies, drilling contractors, engineering contractors, fabricators, and transport and installation contractors.</p> <p>Please <a href="/contact">contact us</a> to discuss how we can&nbsp;add value to&nbsp;your project.</p> http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/203/ Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:47:40 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/205/ ***Home Page - Tabs - Construction*** <p>Houston Offshore Engineering provides expert <u>engineering support during construction</u> for offshore systems. Typical engineering activities to support fabrication and construction include responding to site queries, specialty analyses (e.g. load out, lifting and transportation), development of shop drawings, fabrication weight control, capturing as-built information and technically verifying changes that occur during fabrication. Our engineering support services can be performed from our home office or at site.</p> <p>Please <u>contact us</u> to discuss how we can add value to your project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.houston-offshore.com/en/cms/205/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:41:22 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/instrumentation-controls/ Instrumentation & Controls <p>Houston Offshore Engineering&rsquo;s Instrumentation Team has extensive experience in control system design for floating facilities.&nbsp;Our control systems design experience spans DCS, PLC and SCADA systems, fire &amp; gas, ESD and telecommunication systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our services include development of control system philosophy and system architecture, P&amp;ID development, preparation of specifications and data sheets for integrated control systems and field instruments, development and maintenance of instrument index, block diagrams, loop diagrams, and cause and effect matrices. Technical procurement support includes RFQ packages, technical bid evaluations and vendor document review.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our unique capabilities include:</p> <blockquote> <ul> <li>Ballast control and tank level monitoring systems</li> <li>Integrated marine monitoring systems (IMMS)</li> <li>Tendon tension monitoring systems (TTMS)</li> <li>Mooring advisory systems (MAS)</li> <li>Riser monitoring systems</li> </ul> </blockquote> <p>Experience includes state of the art bus technologies such as Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus and DevicenNet.&nbsp;Additional services include interface management, HAZID/HAZOP studies, custom programming and software development, and inspection, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities.</p> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/instrumentation-controls/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:38:31 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/electrical/ Electrical <p>Houston Offshore Engineering&rsquo;s Electrical Engineering capabilities include all aspects of electrical power generation and distribution systems for an offshore facility.&nbsp;Activities typically include electrical load studies, development of single line diagrams, hazardous area plans, lighting plans, cable schedules, switchgear/control room layouts, and preparation of specifications and datasheets for electrical equipment procurement.&nbsp;Procurement of electrical equipment includes RFQ preparation, technical bid evaluation and vendor document review.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Other services include system studies:</p> <ul> <li>Fault level calculation&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Load flow analysis&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Motor starting analysis&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Transient stability analysis&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Relay coordination</li> </ul> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/electrical/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:13:32 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/mechanical/ Mechanical <p>Houston Offshore Engineering's Mechanical Engineering capabilities include design, specification, selection and procurement of the unique types of mechanical equipment found on a floating production facility.&nbsp;Technical procurement support involves preparation of RFQ packages, technical evaluation of vendor bids, preparation of purchase specifications and review of vendor documents and drawings for the following types of equipment:</p> <div> <ul> <li> <div>Pumps&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Compressors&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Pressure vessels&nbsp;and tanks</div> </li> <li> <div>Heat exchangers&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Diesel engine and turbine generators</div> </li> <li> <div>Packaged equipment&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>HVAC equipment&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Mooring equipment</div> </li> <li> <div>Material handling equipment&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Valves&nbsp;and piping specialty items&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Fire&nbsp;and safety equipment</div> </li> </ul> </div> <p>Other services include material handling studies, noise and vibration studies, HAZID and HAZOP studies and pipe specification development.&nbsp;</p> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/mechanical/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:12:29 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/risers/ Risers <div><img alt="Risers marine engineering project example" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Risers1.jpg" />Houston Offshore Engineering's full capability for various riser systems includes:</div> <ul> <li>TTR /SCR configuration and sizing</li> <li>Buoyancy can design and analysis</li> <li>Interference check</li> <li>Riser system installation analysis</li> <li>Vortex induced vibration evaluation</li> <li>Strength and fatigue calculation</li> <li>Riser component nonlinear analysis</li> <li>Field support</li> </ul> <div>We specialize in the application of multi-tube/pipe-in-pipe methodology for riser in-place and installation studies.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Software includes ABAQUS, ANSYS, Orcaflex, Shear7, Flexcom3D, fully coupled analysis program HARP and a number of other in-house developed programs, user subroutines, and user elements for solving special riser problems such as contact problems, center well hydrodynamics, soil riser interaction, etc.</div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/risers/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:08:45 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/facilities-layout/ Facilities Layout <div><img alt="Facilities Layout Example - Houston Offshore Engineering" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Facilities-Layout1_300.jpg" />Houston Offshore Engineering has the full capability to perform preliminary facilities layout for the purpose of platform sizing. This includes developing an equipment list from the client-provided design basis.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The equipment list includes approximate weights and sizes for purposes of layout studies to optimize the topsides design, develop general arrangements for review, provide topsides weight/centers of gravity, etc. for platform sizing.</div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/facilities-layout/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:07:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/structural/ Structural <div><strong><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1/HullStructure.JPG" />C</strong>omplete capability for all aspects of structural engineering and design. Hull scantling design, hull global and local primary structure design, appurtenances, outfittings, deck structures, fixed jacket structures, compliant tower structures, pile foundations, etc. Can perform strength, fatigue, and buckling analysis. Design of corrosion protection systems.</div> <div>&nbsp;<br> Software includes ANSYS and&nbsp;SACS plus in-house utilities for spectral fatigue analysis and post processing according to industry standard design codes. CRACKWISE is used for fracture mechanics analysis on risers and tendons. Both 2-d and 3-d design capabilities using AutoCAD and PDMS.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Deliverables up to and including detailed Approved for Construction drawings, as-built drawings, and shop fabrication drawings when required. Experience with both ABS and DNV classification. In-service inspection plan development. Geotechnical using GRLWEAP plus in-house software.</div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/structural/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:04:24 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/marine-systems/ Marine Systems <div><img alt="marine systems - marine engineering - Houston Offshore Engineering" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Marine-Systems1_300.jpg" />Houston Offshore Engineering's full engineering capability for hull marine systems includes:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Ballast</li> <li>Bilge</li> <li>HVAC</li> <li>Utilities and storage</li> <li>Mooring systems</li> <li>Integrated marine monitoring</li> <li>Safety systems</li> </ul> <p>Core competencies include P&amp;ID development, general arrangements, piping layout, and mechanical equipment specification. Our marine systems engineers pay careful attention to the critical interfaces between the marine control system and the topsides control system in addition to&nbsp;other interfaces for piping, electrical, fluid storage, etc.</p> </div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/marine-systems/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:01:21 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/naval-architecture/ Naval Architecture <div><img alt="Naval Architecture" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/4/DSC_0218_300.jpg" />Complete capability in all aspects of Naval Architecture and global performance includes:</div> <ul> <li>Configuration and sizing</li> <li>Weight control</li> <li>Stability analysis</li> <li>Wind load and current load calculation</li> <li>Motions analysis</li> <li>Mooring analysis for catenary, semi-taut, taut-leg and vertical moorings (tendons)</li> <li>Field support including incline experiments</li> <li>Installation</li> </ul> <div>Full Naval Architecture capabilities for coupled, dynamic, time-domain analysis to account for the impact of mooring systems and riser systems on platform motion in ultra-deep water. Both in-place and pre-service conditions including loadout, transport, wet tow, and installation.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Unsurpassed track record&nbsp;on successful execution of model testing including specification, management, test support, and development of test correlation reports.&nbsp; Recent tests include TLPs, semi-submersibles, and&nbsp;SPARs in post-Katrina, Gulf of Mexico Central Region metocean&nbsp;environmental conditions.&nbsp; Tests completed in 2010 included Spar VIM, and semisubmersible and Spar wave basin&nbsp;global performance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Software includes WAMIT, StabCAD, WINDDOS, DeepCAT, plus in-house utilities for post-processing and interface to structural design. Marine operations manual development.</div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/services/naval-architecture/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:58:32 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/paired-column-semi/ Paired-Column Semi <h2>Basic Overview of Paired-Column Semi&nbsp;</h2> <div><span ><span >Implementation of Houston Offshore Engineering's new Paired-Column technology brings many advantages to deepwater developments.&nbsp; These are:</span></span></div> <ul> <li><span ><span >Support of either wet or dry trees, or both</span></span></li> <li><span ><span >Conventional off-the-shelf riser tensioning equipment due to low riser stroke</span></span></li> <li><span ><span >Paired-Column arrangement significantly reduces surge motions which benefits SCR response and touch-down fatigue</span></span></li> <li><span ><span >Full quayside integration</span></span></li> <li><span ><span >Conventional structural components</span></span></li> <li><span ><span >Efficient deck structure</span></span></li> </ul> <div><span >Houston Offshore Engineering's&nbsp;Paired-Column deepwater solution has been thoroughly engineered and model tested&nbsp;for the Gulf of Mexico's most severe metocean environment - Central Region.</span></div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" > <tbody> <tr> <td> <div><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/14/paired-column-stats.jpg" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </td> <td><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/484/PC-Semi correct2.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="/en/articles/search.asp?category=Paired%2DColumn+Semi">Articles</a></li> <li><a href="/model-test-photos-videos/">Model Test Photos/Videos</a></li> <li><a href="/more-info-on-paired-column-semi/">More Info on Paired-Column Semi</a></li> </ul> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/paired-column-semi/ Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:30:30 GMT Content Managers http://www.houston-offshore.com/technology/ Technology <div>A natural result of our deep knowledge of engineering for floating structures is innovation.&nbsp; Houston Offshore Engineering develops these ideas into practical technology available to industry for improved offshore development.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Our Paired-Column Semisubmersible is an excellent example. The Paired-Column Semisubmersible represents a simple upgrade to the conventional semisubmersible that results in a powerful new capability:</div> <ul> <li>Dry tree support</li> <li>Conventional riser tensioning equipment</li> <li>Conventional hull structures</li> <li>Quayside integration to minimize offshore construction</li> </ul> <div>The above combination of functional capability has never been available for offshore developments, until now.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="/paired-column-semi">Read more about this simple new concept for&nbsp;dry&nbsp;or wet&nbsp;tree developments.</a></div> http://www.houston-offshore.com/technology/ Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:30:03 GMT