Training on Offshore & Subsea Engineering Software (OrcaFlex)

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23 Jun, 2014

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Oil & Gas Jobs in Nigeria

Petrocarbon Engineering Limited, a UK based  company with branch office in Nigeria is seeking for candidates to train on Offshore & Subsea Engineering Software (OrcaFlex).   

OrcaFlex is a powerful analysis tool used in top Oil & Gas companies like: Shell, Total, Chevron, Addax, ExxonMobil, Technip, Saipem, etc.  This Offshore & Subsea/Naval engineering software training will make you proficient in doing subsea pipe design and analysis, floating platform hydrodynamics, mooring lines and riser static and dynamic analysis, amongst other very important offshore marine system analysis.  OrcaFlex is the world’s leading package developed by Orcina for the dynamic analysis of offshore marine systems. 

Petrocarbon Engineering Limited is an independent firm established in 1997 to provide Offshore & Subsea project design and analysis services to the oil and gas industry. Our training and manpower development branch was created in response to the demand for capacity building and higher technical competency in the oil and gas industry. 

Following the Nigerian Local Content requirements for oil and gas training to be done indigenously,  Petrocarbon Engineering Limited is providing this software training service in Nigeria for fast and accurate analysis of catenary systems such as flexible risers and umbilical cables under wave and current loads and externally imposed motions. 


Benefits of the Training

For Fresh Graduate Trainees: Companies are looking for young graduates that can actually DO Something, so the question is what can you do? your degree / certificate may not be enough to get you a job and you obviously know that the trainee positions are very very competitive in Nigeria. 

For Experienced Graduate Trainees: Your proficiency in this software will increase your employability to a better job in top Oil & Gas companies and give you an edge ahead of your colleagues.

After the training you will be well equipped as a Certified Subsea/Naval System Software Engineering Analyst, proficient in Orcaflex software and have a fundamental knowledge of subsea engineering and naval architecture. 

About the Training
This training gives a comprehensive understanding of how to use the OrcaFlex software for model design and dynamic analysis of offshore marine and subsea systems. Delegates will learn how to model different types of risers, mooring lines and flexibles and how to analyse for fatigue damage and vortex induced vibration (VIV). Delegates will also learn about floating platforms impact on the design and installation of subsea equipment. We will be carrying out the training with the fully licensed and most recent 9.7d version of the OrcaFlex software.

Key Learning Areas                        

  • Get an induction to the offshore oil and gas industry
  • Gain relevant knowledge of risers, umbilicals and mooring lines and methods of design, installation and material selection
  • Get an introduction to the Orcaflex software with simple model designs
  • Review industry level OrcaFlex model examples
  • Learn how to use the OrcaFlex software to model risers, umbilicals and mooring lines
  • Discuss methods for running fatigue and VIV analysis with Orcaflex

Our Trainers
Our trainers are practising engineers with years of both research and industry experience in the offshore industry. All course notes are professionally produced and we take on board feedback and continually invest in our courses, ensuring up-to-date course content.

Because of the high technical content of the software algorithm, we are seeking candidates with at least: BEng, BSc or HND in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics (any technical or mathematical qualification).


Level of training: intermediate


1.) Intensive: 5 days 
Date: 30th June to 4th July 2014 (Mon – Fri)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Feeding: Tea break and lunch provided
Location: Lagos Nigeria

2.) Weekend:

  • Saturday, 5th July, 2014 (9am – 5pm)
  • Sunday, 6th July, 2014 (2pm – 7pm)
  • Saturday, 12th July, 2014 (9am – 5pm)
  • Sunday, 13th July, 2014 (2pm – 7pm)

Feeding: Tea break and lunch provided
Location: Lagos Nigeria

Audax Solutions Limited,
Plot 24, Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent,
Lekki Phase 1 (by 3rd roundabout),
Lekki Lagos, Nigeria

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General Introduction

  • Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Types of Offshore Structures
  • Types of Risers and Mooring Lines
  • Introduction to OrcaFlex
  • Why OrcaFlex?
  • Some equations that run the OrcaFlex Algorithm
  • Relevant DNV Codes

Basic Level OrcaFlex Modelling 

  • Introduction to the Orcaflex GUI
  • Interface buttons and their functions
  • Step by step procedure to model a line connected to a vessel
  • Run Static Analysis
  • Run Dynamic Analysis
  • Check and Interpret Results

Review of Industry OrcaFlex Examples 

  • Steel Catenary Riser connected to a Spar.
  • Lazy wave riser connected to an FPSO.
  • Offshore pipe-lay (Line contact stinger).
  • Subsea Pipe Installation (Pull-in analysis).
  • Subsea Pipe Davit Lift.

Intermediate Level Orcaflex Modelling 

  • Detailed line design and analysis.
  • Example illustration for shapes, 6D buoy, 3D buoy, winch and links.
  • Simulating applied loads.

Riser/Mooring Line Fatigue Analysis 

  • Fatigue analysis literature
  • Choosing your load cases
  • Types of fatigue analysis
  • The S/N and T/N curves
  • Checking data
  • Interpreting results

Riser/Mooring Line VIV Analysis 

  • VIV analysis literature
  • Static and Dynamic VIV
  • The Wake Oscillator Models
  • The VIV properties
  • Check and interpreting results

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If you require assistance or having difficulty with registration, please contact us on:07033246874 or email:  [email protected]

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