AS Mosley secures 5-year contract from BP

PRESS RELEASE: AS Mosley secures 5-year contract from BP

Analysis engineering firm, AS Mosley, has secured a five-year framework global agreement with oil major BP to undertake Global Riser Analysis projects at an international level.

The new contract has given the firm confidence to grow, as it kicks off a recruitment drive to take on and train up more Analysis Engineers in Aberdeen. AS Mosley has been working with BP in the UK for the last 20 years, carrying out Global Riser Analysis work for the oil company in the North Sea and West of Shetland.

Andrew Mosley, Director at AS Mosley comments: “This is good news for us and its good news for Aberdeen.  It gives us confidence to grow.  Training graduates in Analysis Engineering can take at least two years, so we need to be sure to have enough work to support any expansion.  This, along with other new projects that have been secured over the last few months, gives us the cushion we need to strengthen our team.  We are looking to take on two Engineers as well as a Graduate Engineer over the next three months and hope to take on more over the coming year.”

AS Mosley was established in 1997.  The firm specialises in the design and analysis of riser systems, subsea equipment and platform conductors.  It works globally from its base in Aberdeenshire, carrying out specialist analysis and consultancy for existing equipment and new innovations.

For more information on AS Mosley visit www.asmosley.com.

 

Wellhead Monitoring – Measured Fatigue Damage Validation at OMAE 2017

AS Mosley will attend OMAE 2017 in Trondheim, 25-30 June, for the publication of a paper which we co-authored in collaboration with BP and Fugro. The paper will be presented under the Rigid Risers symposia and is titled ‘Wellhead Monitoring – Measured Fatigue Damage Validation (OMAE2017-61081)’.

Our analysis supported BP in the North Sea with a real time monitoring campaign to measure wellhead fatigue damage. This technical paper describes the method validation, utilising measured data for calibration and refinement of the analysis models. Valuable lessons were learned which continues to build on our expertise in the area of wellhead integrity.

The OMAE2017-61081 paper abstract is presented below, please contact us if you have any questions, we would love to hear from you!

'A monitoring system is deployed on a BOP-stack and riser during drilling of production wells West of Shetland to record fatigue accumulation in the wellhead and conductor.  Data is relayed to the vessel in real-time so that well operations can be planned to manage fatigue life.  The monitoring assures the asset integrity maintained during construction and work-over operations throughout its lifecycle.

Motion measurements of the BOP-stack and riser are analysed in conjunction with a finite-element model of the wellhead-BOP-riser-vessel system to determine stresses at various welds.  The main drawback of such approach is that “measured” fatigue still relies on the model accuracy, which cannot be guaranteed due to inevitable uncertainty associated with many parameters used in modelling.

This paper describes validation of the modelled subsea stack and its foundation characteristics against measurements so that “measured” fatigue is as accurate as possible.  This involves (1) determining the depth of BOP-stack centre of rotation; (2) identifying the BOP-stack characteristic frequency, and (3) matching stress responses derived from measurements taken at different heights on the stack.  Model parameters (e.g. soil stiffness and added mass) are tailored to optimise agreement with measurements thereby improving the accuracy of “measured” fatigue estimations.' Copyright OMAE 2017.

AS Mosley to attend Offshore Technology Conference 2017

Specialist engineering consultancy AS Mosley is aiming to develop new links with energy industry businesses around the world at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) this spring.

The company, which is based in the Aberdeenshire village of Oyne, will have a presence on the Scotland Pavilion which will be hosted by Scottish Development International while the event runs in Houston’s NRG Centre from Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 4.

In 2016, OTC attracted 2,600 oil and gas exhibitors and 68,000 delegates from 120 countries around the world.

Andrew Mosley, managing director of AS Mosley, is looking forward to attending the event and making new contacts with those working in the global energy industry.

He said: “The Offshore Technology Conference is one of the biggest energy industry events of the year and we are keen to raise our profile to delegates and make them aware of what we can offer.

“We believe that our bespoke services, skills and experience will be of great interest to many companies who are looking to extend the life of their assets and maximise production in oil fields around the world.

“We’re delighted to be supported by Scottish Development International and are keen to make the most of this opportunity to develop new links across the global energy industry.”

Founded in 1997, AS Mosley provides high-end, bespoke engineering analysis and design services to operators, manufacturers and service organisations worldwide.

It specialises in designing and performing structural strength and fatigue assessment of subsea exploration and production equipment subjected to complex loading including static, dynamic, thermal, hydrodynamics and vortex induced vibrations.

With a range of engineering capabilities including global riser analysis, well integrity, conductor assessment and lightweight intervention, the company is committed to the safe operation of subsea oil and gas assets in the most challenging of environments.

The OTC 2017 Scotland Pavilion brochure is available to view online at: www.slideshare.net/murraytb/otc-2017-scotland-pavilion-brochure

AS Mosley enhances engineering service with Python programming

Independent engineering consultancy AS Mosley is continuing to improve its specialist automation of global riser analysis to deliver optimised designs of risers and subsea equipment.

The Oyne-based consultancy has recently integrated Python programming with its global riser analysis and IT systems which allows its engineers to increase efficiency and productivity.

Two ‎Subsea Analysis Engineers from AS Mosley, recently attended Python interfacing to OrcaFlex Workshops to learn more about the OrcaFlex programming interface. This knowledge is currently being used to further automate pre and post-processing of OrcaFlex simulations.

Managing director Andrew Mosley, said: “Fast design optimisation using Python is a great addition to our analysis capability which will allow us to offer cost-effective engineering solutions for clients.”

“At a time when costs focus the mind of the global energy industry we are proud to offer a competitive service, delivered to the highest possible standards.”

AS Mosley provides high-end, bespoke engineering analysis and design services to operators, manufacturers and service organisations worldwide. It specialises in designing and performing structural strength and fatigue assessment of subsea exploration and production equipment subjected to complex loading including static, dynamic, thermal, hydrodynamics and vortex induced vibrations.

With a range of engineering capabilities including global riser analysis, well integrity, conductor assessment and lightweight intervention, the company is committed to the safe operation of subsea oil and gas assets in the most challenging of environments.

Quality commitment confirmed through re-certification for internal Integrated Management Systems (IMS)

AS Mosley's commitment to ensuring that quality remains at the heart of our routine business operations has been reinforced again through certification renewal for our Integrated Management System (IMS). AS Mosley is pleased to announce the certification renewal for our internal Integrated Management System was received on the 31st of January 2017.

The Integrated Management System enables us to ensure that our services and products meet our client needs and expectations, continually improve occupational health and safety, maintaining a zero accident record and reduce our impact upon the environment. Through the maintenance of our internal quality management systems we are able to monitor and manage quality across all our business operations, benchmark our performance and strive to continually improve our business operations and services benefitting our clients.

Certification renewal for our internal Integrated Management System was received on the 31st of January 2017, inclusive for the following standards: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety. For the latest copies of our certification certificates please visit our certification page

For more information about AS Mosley and our services please email info@asmosley.com

Managing Director attendance at ICoTA Europe lunch and learn

Managing Director Andrew Mosley was pleased to attend the ICoTA Europe lunch and learn session on the 24th January in Aberdeen which was hosted by the winners of the 2016 Innovation Award, Shell, Helix Well Ops and Altus Intervention. The session discussed the innovative subsea coiled tubing intervention riser system which was designed for the Well Enhancer vessel. The development of this system and success of the initial operations campaign was recognised as a significant step in the continued development of intervention by the oil and gas industry.

AS Mosley was contracted to perform global riser analysis in support of the design of the intervention system and were pleased to hear directly about the success of the initial offshore campaign conducted in 2016 from all parties.

AS Mosley provided site specific global riser analysis in support of the Central North Sea coiled tubing operations for the operator and for a number of other prospective fields. The Well Enhancer was custom designed with a dynamically positioned well intervention and saturation diving system. The vessel includes provision for Wireline operations through a 7 3/8 u201d 10K Subsea Intervention Lubricator (SIL) and for coiled tubing operations through a 5 1/8 u201d 10K Intervention Riser System (IRS). This is the first coiled tubing development of its kind within the oil and gas industry and is a significant step in the continued development of the intervention industry. Already there is more interest from other operators to follow on from this campaign with riser-based coiled tubing intervention. Looking forward, there is great potential for riser-based coiled tubing intervention to be a growth area within the industry.

If you are interested to find out more about the global riser analysis services AS Mosley provide, or any of our other capabilities, please contact us directly on +44 (0)1464 851144 or email info@asmosley.com

Northsound Radio Christmas Mission – Cash for Kids

AS Mosley is committed to helping and contributing to local charities and good causes. It is our strong belief that we have a duty to give back to society by helping where we can.

Our administration team were pleased to organise a festive bake off to help the team get into the Christmas mood and also raise some money for a good cause.

Following consultation with the other staff, we were pleased to select Cash for Kids as hosted via Northsound 1 and 2 radio, where all the proceedings were going to support local kids. It also gave the team a good excuse to enjoy some cake and show off our Christmas jumpers!

AS Mosley continues development of cost effective engineering processes through software automation

AS Mosley is pleased to announce that we are continuing the development of cost effective engineering analysis processes through software automation advances.

AS Mosley is pleased to announce that we are continuing the development of cost effective engineering analysis processes through software automation advances. Our commitment to ensuring the continued professional development of our in-house engineering team is additionally enabling technical advances in our engineering processes whilst keeping up-to-date in the latest technological advances.

In addition to our in-house research and development, our engineering team has attended external training with for interfacing Python programming code with OrcaFlex software. This programming code enables automation of engineering analysis processes which reduces time and cost to both AS Mosley and our clients, whilst retaining industry best practises.

AS Mosley Managing Director to speak at OWI Conference

The Managing Director of a specialist engineering consultancy which provides bespoke analysis and design services to the offshore oil and gas industry will be one of the keynote speakers at this week’s Offshore Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen.

Andrew Mosley of Aberdeenshire-based AS Mosley will speak on the topic of ‘Minimising Wellhead Loads during Intervention and P&A Campaigns’.

A highly topical presentation, Andrew will discuss the benefits of lightweight intervention in relation to wellhead integrity alongside providing a detailed comparison of intervention equipment. He will also share some of his thoughts on SIL (Subsea Intervention Lubricator) operations and the options for reducing loads through this system.

A mix of conference and workshop sessions, the annual Offshore Well Intervention Conference is in its third year and will take place within the Hilton Treetops in Aberdeen from April 26-28.

This year’s programme has been developed through more than 40 primary research calls with leading intervention innovators who are challenging traditional methodologies to provide greater efficiencies within intervention and P&A.

Andrew Mosley said: “The OWI conference in Aberdeen has established itself as the leading European conference in all things related to well intervention and I’m looking forward to being part of what is a diverse and unique line-up of speakers who will be presenting at the event.

“My presentation, entitled ‘Minimising Wellhead Loads during Intervention and P&A Campaigns’, will share some of my own thoughts on the benefits of lightweight intervention and will touch on our findings through past experiences.

“Wellhead fatigue is becoming an increasingly important issue in offshore drilling given the level of aging assets currently in operation therefore it is essential to highlight the different options available to minimise any impact that intervention may have.”

Founded in 1997, AS Mosley has grown steadily since inception, providing high end, bespoke engineering analysis and design services to operators, manufacturers and service organisations worldwide.

With a range of engineering capabilities including global riser analysis, well integrity, conductor assessment and lightweight intervention, it is committed to supporting subsea oil and gas operations to be conducted safely in what are often harsh environments.

AS Mosley reinforces commitment to people development with internal promotions

A specialist engineering consultancy which provides bespoke analysis and design services to the offshore oil and gas industry has reinforced its commitment to people development with the internal promotion of two employees.

Aberdeenshire-based AS Mosley has overseen the development of staff members Heshan Fernando and David Bolger to Senior Analysis Engineer roles after both started with the company in graduate positions.

Joining the company in 2008 and 2010 respectively, Heshan and David have both benefitted from a range of on the job training supplemented by a number of external training courses aimed at developing the skills and qualities required to be successful within the sector.

With both now in Senior Analysis Engineer roles, the pair currently lead analysis and design projects alongside working with a team of fellow engineers to successfully deliver solutions on behalf of clients within the oil and gas sector.

Consisting of a mix of engineering and project management work, both Heshan and David are responsible for overseeing projects from start to finish alongside ensuring solutions are delivered within expected time and cost constraints.

David’s development has been further recognised after he recently achieved chartered engineer status, with assessors praising his mix of internal and external training as a contributing factor. He said: “I am very pleased to have been promoted to the role of Senior Analysis Engineer and I’m grateful that my hard work and commitment to AS Mosley has been rewarded in this way.

“The team at AS Mosley has supported me along every step of the way, funding my attendance at numerous external training courses in addition to always being on-hand with help and advice within the workplace. This help has been instrumental in achieving chartered engineer status.

“I have gained considerable engineering experience in my time at AS Mosley which has helped build a solid foundation for my own personal development. This has allowed me to effectively step up to a senior role and I’m looking forward to playing a part in future success of the business.”

Heshan added: “AS Mosley has been very supportive in allowing me to develop my own skills throughout my time working for the company and I’m grateful for the help that I’ve had in allowing me to get where I am today.

“If I had one piece of advice for anyone thinking of stepping into the engineering sector, it would be to seriously consider pursuing a role within the oil and gas sector. There is opportunity to develop new technical methodologies and solutions, resulting in real contributions to the industry. My time within the sector has enabled me to develop new skills and gain experience working on what are often challenging and diverse projects.”