Offshore Lifting Studies

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Cost saving opportunity

Choose our simulation studies ahead of your offshore installation or modification projects in order to save money.

Thanks to our hiCRANE Offshore simulators and 3D visualization technology, first we pre-test 1-to-1 the realism of your offshore environment and additionally we carry out concept screening, pre-engineering and pre-planning for offshore lifting. For example, we can check all your lifting procedures and planning, dimension and weight design, dead zone, crane location, lift of items and safe loading limits. Your operation safety and feasibility will be checked and costly delays will be avoided.

Second we have a unique environment to share the results with you. With our powerful and customized visualization tool, all concerned people can easily view the project steps at the same time. So lifting issues and decisions can be discussed between all participants efficiently with our support. Open to changes, we can modify your options in our real-time simulator, allowing your debate to be quicker, more productive and ending with the optimal solution. You usually have better suggestions to solve problems when you see it and if your features do not fit together, we will detect it immediately in our simulator.

Instead of endless meetings with the different teams involved in your project, we offer you the most profitable way to check your operational planning and schemes, to identify and solve your potential issues and to share the results with the operational teams. You save time through better planning and procedures, and you reduce risk through better understanding of the tasks.

Moreover, we deliver a full visual work book after each completed 3D study. As a report, it helps you follow up and share conclusions with people involved.

Unique environment

Our center in Stavanger (Forus), Norway, offers you the best facilities to perform your 3D studies. Our facilities have a 72-seat auditorium with two hiCRANE Offshore simulators and additional meeting rooms, where we perform our 3D offshore lifting studies together with our customers. Our advanced simulators display highly realistic equipment performance for offshore installations.

Benefits of our studies:

Pre-test 1-to-1 with your reality offshore

Have a full visual work book after a completed 3D study

Save time through better planning

Reduce risks thought better understanding of the tasks

Save money through better operational performance

Real-time simulation

Our 3D real-time model viewer will enable you to use the rig-model during the different project phases, from concept to final design and as-built hand over. This enables the design and project team to have a 3D view of the as-built platform and use this as the facilitator for design-reviews, re-development issues, HAZOPS and other risk studies of the offshore installation.

Rig design studies & installation planning 

Use our 3D models for rig studies and design planning, enabling your team to have a full 3D understanding of the rig or re-development project. Check the cranes line of sight for crane placement during the design phase, or later during platform modification. In these offshore crane studies you can simulate special lifts and check complicated platform modification installation procedures for problems and safety issues.

HAZOP Simulation studies

Enable your team to use a correct 3D model of the rig for your HAZOP studies. Can later be used for familiarization on the rig as well as RISK studies and reviews of the rig design and environment.

We deliver advanced pre-engineering and pre-planning 3D hiCRANE Offshore simulation studies that enables the leading E&P companies, operators and service companies to improve safety, increase efficiency and save costs of offshore design, modifications and operations.

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Contact us for further information

The Oiltec Solutions 3D and simulation team has experience from concept design studies, testing and verification, finalizing optimal design implement changes through the EPCI phases.

Project life cycle and Oiltec value capabilities from Concept to start-up and operations

Oiltec Solutions add value capabilities from concept screening, planning to the operations in every phase of the project life cycle. Our offshore lifting study verification process delivers return on investment in every phase of your engineering projects.

Some clients using hiCRANE Offshore

  • ConocoPhillips
  • BP
  • DONG
  • Shell
  • Talisman

hiCRANE Offshore: Assembly sequence

Assemble multiple components to check your design, verify your engineering and planned working procedures.


hiCRANE Offshore: Operations check

Check your new design or design modifications for all aspects of crane operations: working “Line of sight”; ability to reach landing areas; can the crane stay with-in the operational working zones.

hiCRANE Offshore: Complicated installations

Some modifications require some complicated installation procedures. Check for operational interference and conflicts.