BV Extends Offshore Services with APSYS Partnership
Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) informs it has extended the range of reliability solutions it provides for the global offshore industry through a partnership with aerospace risk management firm APSYS. Under the agreement, APSYS will adapt best aerospace practices and tools to the offshore oil and gas industry and BV will implement APSYS solutions to assist clients in building robust and safe installations while optimizing design and operating costs.
Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division, said, “Everything we do today for our clients in offshore energy has to be focused on reducing costs and operating downtime while improving efficiency and safety. There are many common challenges between deep-sea and space, including reliability, availability and safety issues, operation in a harsh environment, difficulty of access in operation and complex systems with embedded software. Together with APSYS we can deliver solutions proven in the aerospace industry to our offshore clients.”
Christian Forestier, Managing Director of APSYS, said, “The aerospace industry has deployed over the last 40 years methodologies and tools to develop safety, availability and operational reliability, allowing airlines to build profitable business models relying on safe and cost-efficient aircrafts. Our partnership with BV will give us the opportunity to transfer this experience to the oil and gas industry that today needs to deploy new solutions to face the challenge of production efficiency.”
Services to be provided under the partnership include reliability and maintainability analysis, risk assessment and CFD modeling, production optimization and obsolescence management, optimization of subsea architectures, spare parts strategy optimization and lifecycle cost analysis.
De Tugny said, “By applying these proven disciplines using APSYS and BV tools and experience, our clients will benefit from a substantial reduction in production downtime, a much-reduced planned maintenance impact on production availability and a significant cut in operational expenditure."