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The Arctic region is a challenging area for conceptual evaluations. There are few analogues and precedents, so producing a bottom-up definition needs a different approach from conventional developments. Genesis has developed a distinctive and robust technique. 

The Genesis methods and procedures have been updated so that there’s a clear process for conceptual development evaluations. This means optimum solutions can be selected for more detailed analysis. 

Our methods enable critical development aspects to be addressed. These include: 

  • Influence of environmental conditions (ice, icebergs, ice breakers, seabed scour and so on) and the impact on drilling and installation weather windows 

  • Consideration of the environment and the necessary design constraints imposed to protect the region 

  • Logistical impacts on crew mobilisations, export tanker operations and supply centres

  • Influences on flow assurance, process design and substructures. 

We have experience in designing structures subject to Arctic conditions, including: 

  • Offshore platforms subject to ice/iceberg loadings 

  • Development of loads and response due to ice/icebergs on fixed and floating structures using Ice-MAS, internally developed software 

  • Design of steel and concrete floating structures subjected to ice/iceberg loading along with associated mooring and risers. The platform designs include options with and without oil storage in the hull for both non-disconnectable and disconnectable platform configurations.