LOC has provided independent marine and engineering consultancy expertise to the offshore oil and gas industry since 1979. This has included a range of services tailored to the drilling and exploration market sector which have been provided to a wide range of international oil majors, national oil companies and international drilling and survey contractors worldwide.

These services range across both the shallow and deep water drilling industries as well as supporting the surveying sector. Previously provided services include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Rig moving (interfield, international and field to port moves)
  • Provision of company reps for rig moves
  • Warranty approval of rig jack-up locations
  • Rig footing penetration and punch-through analyses
  • Rig mooring analysis and mooring plans
  • Preparation or approval of marine procedures
  • Environmental studies for rig locations and tow routes
  • Structural and dynamic analysis
  • Design of rig or vessel modifications
  • Stability and motion response analysis
  • Towage resistance computations
  • Analysis or approval of loads for dry transportation
  • Rig, rig supply vessel and survey vessel suitability, condition and pre-charter surveys
  • Tug and transportation vessel suitability and condition surveys
  • DP audits and FMEA’s
  • Damage surveys/assessments
  • Project management of new builds or conversion
  • Offshore lifting studies and engineering
  • Project equipment and permanent material seafastening designs or verification

Our drilling related services are supported by an experienced team comprised of master mariners, structural engineers, naval architects, mechanical engineers and geotechnical engineers.  The support team provides technical advice and back-up staff on a 24-hour basis worldwide.  Rig move operations are attended by qualified master mariners with extensive rig moving experience.

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services expertise within Offshore Exploration and Drilling: