What we do

Introduction

With decades of experience, Frontica Engineering is your specialized engineering partner for developing and documenting design solutions according to your needs. Our multidisciplinary staff is a team of highly educated specialist engineers.

Our main activities are related to offshore production & drilling facilities and renewables. Examples of projects within renewables are offshore wind and zero emission technologies (hydrogen and ammonia).

 


We have experience from all project phases:

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Sleipner Field
Photo: Equinor

production

Our core business is concept development, feasibility study, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detail engineering as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects. The projects that we have been a part of in the North Sea have all been great technical achievements for their time and have set new standards in the offshore industry. This includes permanent installations for both fixed and floating process and utility units.

Major references:

  • Sleipner Vest – SLB WHP (concept and detail engineering of topside)
  • Visund FP&DU (detail engineering of topsides and hull)
  • Norne FPSO (hull and turret)
  • Åsgard A FPSO (hull and turret)
  • Kristin FPSO (concept study)
  • Oseberg Øst WHP (concept study)
  • Hermod WHP (concept study)
  • Alvheim FPSO (upgrade assistance)
  • Greater Ekofisk field development (assistance)

Projects we are currently involved in with specialist competence: 

  • Johan Sverdrup Riser Module
  • King Lear
  • Wisting
  • Åsgard
  • Noa

Drilling

Our engineering references related to offshore drilling facilities design go back to the early 1980s (Norwegian Rig Consultants). Since then we have developed  concepts, systems, layout and structural arrangements to permanent and mobile offshore units in parts of the world where oil and gas exploration take place in harsh weather conditions.

We have worked with most of the major oil and gas companies and taken part in their field development programs. In addition, we have worked with most design houses and fabrication yards for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU’s).

Frontica Engineering has experience from all project phases from concept development, feasibility, front end engineering design (FEED), detail engineering, construction support at yard and onshore and offshore completion for both greenfield and brown field applications.

Typical areas where we take full responsibility for design:

  • Design of optimal drilling concepts, functionality and operation
  • System and area design:
    • Drill floor including derrick, substructure and moon-pool
    • Pipe, riser and storage decks
    • Mud, cement, bulk and treatment areas
    • All drilling utility areas
  • Drilling control and monitoring systems

Major references fixed drilling facilities:

  • White Rose Extension
  • Snorre A Drilling Facilities
  • Oseberg B Drilling Modifications
  • Grane
  • Valhall
  • Oseberg Øst
  • Snorre A/B
  • Visund
  • Oseberg Sør
  • Heidrun
  • Sleipner A
  • Gullfaks A/B/C
  • Oseberg Øst New Mud Module
  • Statfjord A New Mud Module
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Grane
Photo: Øyvind Hagen, Equinor

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Renewables

Frontica Engineering has been involved in offshore wind development projects for some years and are partners to others by assigning specialist engineers.

We are involved in concept development of new in-house designs and solutions for floating wind in addition to involved in other zero-emissions technologies such as hydrogen and ammonia related projects.

Some reference projects we have been/are currently involved in with personnel:

  • Dogger Bank A, HVDC platform
  • DolWin Epsilon, HVDC platform
  • Hywind Tampen
  • Flagship, HVDC platform
  • Northern Lights, CCS
  • DolWin Beta, HVDC platform

Our portfolio

Our portfolio is built up over a period of 40 years and our experience is extensive. The activities that we have been involved in counts more than 150 individual projects within a wide range of offshore applications. Below is a list of different project types we have done:

  • Feasibility Studies and Concept Development
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Detail Engineering and Procurement (EPC)
  • Drillship Design (design input and assistance)
  • Semi Submersibles (design input and assistance)
  • Jack-up Design (design input and assistance)
  • Offshore Wind Farm design (discipline specialist)