Project Overview

17 day shutdown reduced to four days through Scopus’ market leading dimensional control methodology.


Our customer, an Oil & Gas operator, required a new vessel to be installed within a brownfield environment, hooked up and brought online. The original schedule for this was a 17 day shutdown. The vessel was surveyed in the fabrication yard prior to its shipment offshore, including all tie-in flange locations.

Vessel Installation Scopus Engineering

Dimensional control measurement to sub-millimeter accuracy

Using the data from the survey, a 3D model was then created with exact as-built dimensions, allowing the team to set-out a landing position for the vessel.

With the landing position determined, we were able to survey and predict the exact dimensions for all new pipework, resulting in all pipework and supports being shipped offshore alongside the vessel.

This was a significant change from the original methodology whereby the vessel was to be landed first, then all tie-in points were to be surveyed and pipework to be fabricated afterwards, significantly increasing cost and duration.

Benefits delivered by Scopus:

Through the use of Scopus’ dimensional control methodology, this resulted in the planned shutdown duration being reduced to four days, meaning the platform could restart production two weeks earlier. This increased uptime and aligned to our customer’s business objectives.

Confidence in the accuracy and predictability of the tie-in spools allowed for a first time fit on all pipework and pipe supports.