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Stress Engineering Services and RPS Group Implement NeoSight/OceansMap Pilot Program for Shell

NeoSight FPS

HOUSTON, TX (May 3, 2019) -Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services, together with RPS Group, have successfully implemented their respective products, NeoSight FPS and OceansMap as a pilot program for Shell. These previously separate tools have been fully integrated to significantly improve management of floating production facilities.

The pilot program provides Shell with innovative automation, digitalization and data analysis techniques and empowers users to make more informed decisions for asset management. The program focuses on facility motions, riser and tendon response data and environmental data. Future phases of the program will incorporate other asset information to provide a single pane of glass solution to monitor system performance.

Ilkay Darilmaz, Robotics and Automation Technology Lead at Shell Deepwater Technology, said, “The NeoSight system will be an important element for our digital asset integrity management agenda, enabling us to manage our assets more proactively via visual dashboard, indicating the current condition of our assets, a unique advisory system via pre-set KPI’s and optimized inspection frequencies ensuring structural integrity.”

NeoSight FPS is a digital twin for floating production systems built on SES’ proprietary NeoSight platform. NeoSight leverages physics-based models and data science algorithms to provide integrity management and operational support. The system is also well suited to provide life extension assessments.

Kenneth Bhalla, SES chief technology officer commented, “NeoSight FPS utilizes our proven global performance, mooring and riser analysis software, RAMS. The NeoSight FPS tool is able to provide predicted responses of the entire facility, including stress and fatigue along the entire length of tendons, mooring lines, risers and umbilicals using only environmental data. The system is capable of simulating any floating facility type, including FPSOs, spars, semi-submersibles and TLPs.”

OceansMap was originally developed by RPS to aggregate and manage global, regional and local metocean data and is used by major oil companies and mission critical agencies such as the US Coast Guard, who use OceansMap to support global search and rescue activities.

Eoin Howlett, RPS Group executive director said, “OceansMap combines sophisticated data visualization capabilities with data analysis tools and robust web services to facilitate exploration and discovery of weather and ocean data. It enables the seamless integration of external data sources, NeoSight and other RPS tools. These data can then be visualized to create everything from data plots to stunning map-based animations. This latest implementation expands OceansMap’s capabilities by moving beyond metocean data to include information regarding asset health and performance.”

About Stress Engineering Services, Inc.:

Since 1972, Stress Engineering Services, Inc. has been a global leader in consulting engineering services and solutions for a variety of industries. Stress Engineering Services is committed to providing the most comprehensive design, analysis and testing services with an unsurpassed level of engineering integrity and skill.  The company’s multi-disciplinary engineering methods, advanced technology, innovative applications and highly knowledgeable and experienced staff provide proven, quantifiable benefits to its worldwide portfolio of clients. Stress Engineering Services is headquartered in Houston, with offices in Cincinnati, New Orleans, Calgary, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.stress.com.

About RPS Group:

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries across six continents, RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS’ six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and programme management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, heath, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communication and creative services. For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.

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