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Life Cycle Services

We offer safe operations, increased reliability, improved production and lower costs through our integrated provision.

Life Cycle Services is at the heart of Aker Solutions’ core capabilities. This competency is based on a track record of experience spanning over 30 years, combining talent, experience and technology to maximize insight, optimize current practices and evolve asset performance.

Our specialist services ensure that our customers maintain full control of the integrity of their facilities and associated infrastructure, spend where it is most needed, have confidence to make quick, informed decisions and meet production targets.

Your Assets, Our Solutions

We understand what the key drivers are in a modern operating environment and work closely with our customers to strengthen our capability and expand our reach.

This commitment and continuous improvement allows us to provide what we believe is the most complete portfolio of differentiated integrity and lifecycle solutions available in the market today.

We are committed to being an engaged, collaborative and energized partner offering:

  • Focus on cost-effectiveness
  • Added value through optimized spending
  • Innovative solutions scalable to all levels of the asset and operation
  • Experienced personnel with extensive topsides, subsea and onshore expertise
  • A multi-disciplined approach to integrity, reliability and associated support
  • Global offering and availability

Our Reach and Capability

Our depth of experience and asset knowledge allows us to offer tailored solutions and innovative commercial packages for any location, of any size and at any point in the assets lifecycle.

This is from the concept phase, through aging infrastructures with late life requirements, to decommissioning.

What We Deliver

Life Cycle Services

Build Competency. Release innovation. Developing services and supporting clients through structured harvest of valuable data, machine learning and analytics and technology and a digital backbone. 
Reduced cost, increased safety and lowered risk through remote operations for all energy assets.

Product Manager: Anja Dyb-Halleraker  

Asset Integrity Management

Asset Integrity Management is at the heart of Aker Solutions’ core capabilities. This competency is based on a track record of experience spanning over 30 years, combining talent, experience and technology to maximise insight, optimise current practices and evolve asset performance.

Our AIM reach and competency is the backbone enabler in our offerings. Firmly embedded in the concept of People, Process, Asset and Production but differentiated by combining integrated solutions to leverage the insight of the data available and understand risk.

This then allows us to make quicker, smarter and more confident decisions on how the asset and the associated resources and costs are deployed.

  Product Manager: Anja Dyb-Halleraker 

Inspection Services

The advanced inspection group is in the lead utilizing the latest inspection technology and handles a wide range of challenging inspection services for customers’ world wide.

Our main goal is to make inspection technology and methods more efficient while enhancing result accuracy. We have a strong focus on the use of leading-edge-tools and implementation and development of proprietary techniques is done in conjunction with some of the world leading experts.

Strict adherence to ISO quality management procedures ensures consistent results and customer satisfaction.

Product Manager: Helge Hagenes  

Aker Solutions offer comprehensive Concrete Inspection Services tailored to meet the exacting standards of modern construction and infrastructure projects. Our commitment to precision and reliability ensures that your concrete structures are thoroughly examined, providing a clear understanding of the structure integrity and performance.

Service deliverables within Concrete inspection includes Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement, Voids and Delamination Detection, Crack Analysis, Bond Quality Assessment and Anomaly Detection.

Every project is unique, and our services are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of your concrete structures.​

  Product Manager: Ørjan Nyberg Ladsten  

Rope Access

All our services can be delivered in Ropes, and all our RAT teams have different NDT certificates enabling an efficient and cost-effective solution.

In addition to NDT, we can facilitate minor replacements, repairs and modifications in ropes.

Through the use of aerial drones, we have competence to further reduce the amount of work performed in heights. Opportunities such as GVI (General Visual Inspection) and DROPS surveys can be discussed with our Clients.

Product Manager: Helge Hagenes

Robotics and Drones

A path toward autonomous operations. The oil and gas industry are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to the operation of offshore assets and facilities.  Current geopolitics, currency fluctuations, supply chain issues, and a general shortage of qualified personnel are threatening historically safe, stable, and successful levels of production.  These challenges create an opportunity to utilize technology to help create a resilient offshore operation during these challenging times.  The utilization of remote controlled and autonomous robotics can enable low-manned and unmanned facilities and has shown significant promise to overcome these challenges.

Aker Solutions supports our Clients objectives around drones and robotics and enable the successful implementation on existing and future facilities

Product Manager: Joachim Hovland

Robotics as a Service (RaaS)

Aker Solutions offers Robotics as a Services to selected Clients, through two business models:

  • Time-based leases: With time-based RaaS models, customers lease a robot from a robotics company for a specific period of time or term, say on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Task-based leases: With task-based RaaS models, customers lease a robot and pay the robotics company based on how many tasks the robot performs.

We support our Clients with clearly stated expectations, defined objectives, development required and a supplier technology roadmap.

Every project is unique, and our services are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of your assets and organization.​

Product Manager: Joachim Hovland

Engineering & Advisory

Our specialist and expert engineers deliver high value serviced through a targeted delivery model including;

  • Analytics – delivering best in class FEA support to our clients engineering house
  • Technical Advisory Services – 3rd party verifications, compliance and structural health checks
  • Engineering 4.0 – innovative services to assist our clients to succeed with their robotics, analytics, ML and ai strategies
  • Asset Lifetime Planning – helping our clients maximize on their asset investments
  • Operations – reaching our clients transition target towards a more sustainable future through our Operational Management Services

Product Manager: Jarle Daae

Operations, Engineering Services – Renewables

To enable a step change  in how the Renewables segment will operate reduce LCoE,  design and infrastructure must cater for inherent safe and simple design, and a live digital twin with a high grade of automated controls and processes will have to be in place. All based on a holistic life cycle cost analysis to maximize value generation.

Aker Solutions aim to support this transition through a Maintenance and Operations philosophy fit to purpose and deliver on the Operation Strategy  through highlighting new technology, digitalization and associated work processes/methodology required.

Product Manager: Jarle Daae

Engineering 4.0, Transitional preparedness and solutions for robotics

Introducing drones and robots into the operation will not only create value from the efficient completion of inspection tasks but will also capture a wealth of operational data during operation.  For example, a single sensor will collect data used for multiple purposes related to regulatory inspections, maintenance tasks, operator tasks and surveillance.  This leads to a massive pool of data and information that is too complex for efficient analysis by humans. 

Because of this, advanced data analysis tools and AI must be leveraged to assess the significant amount of data collected.  The tools available today have immediate benefits in this area, and there are healthy pipelines to develop more complex tools over time.

Our Engineering & Advisory Group will guide and help you develop a roadmap to reep the short-term benefits adapting to use of robotics as a service today, as well as the longer term use-cases for a more holistic approach covering more operational segments.

Product Manager: Jarle Daae,

Asset Lifetime Planning

Aker Solutions offer a dedicated team supported through innovative data driven concepts to help our client maximize on their asset investments. 

Our services includes Lifetime Extension Studies, including Investment and Operational Planning.

We have an experienced team with a proven track record that can take on advisory roles into our client’s organization, to ensure preparedness in client's organization and follow-up towards application process towards Industry Authority.

Every project is unique, and our services are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of your concrete structures.​

Product Manager: Erik Walle Mikkelsen

Shift Innovation Hub

Disrupting global energy challenges through technology, analytics & digital

Our goal is to develop and offer a comprehensive ecosystem of innovative services to deliver world-class value to all assets in operation. With three services currently in our portfolio, we continuously challenge status-quo to develop and bring to market solutions that will support and enhance our ways of working.

Our service offering today:

  • Drone and robotics as a service including automated analysis through use of machine learning for use cases ranging from inspection services to anomaly detection, first responder or surveillance, both onshore and offshore (link to anchor or page)
  • Life Cycle Assessment to calculate, optimize, report and even certify emissions through environmental product declarations, leveraging an internationally recognized, science-based methodology (link to anchor or page)
  • Additive Manufacturing to 3D print parts that reduce lead time, carbon footprint, cost, or allow us to optimize or even create new designs whether for low complexity/high demand parts or high-complexity/high-customization one-offs

Product Manager: Lionel Tarica

Life Cycle Assessment*

Using a science-based approach to evaluate, optimize and report the environmental footprint of projects, products or processes

Aker Solutions has developed a comprehensive service offering to support all project stages:

  • Front-end and design (including feasibility, concept selection or design assessment): evaluate environmental hotspots and other emissions drivers to then simulate different material, supplier or supply-chain scenarios to optimize and decrease project footprints
  • Emissions reporting and Environmental Product Declarations: mapping and calculating project emissions using the LCA methodology and certify them through Environmental Product Declarations
  • Strategic decarbonization: using our unique blend of energy and sustainability expertise to help our clients set and reach their transition targets through concrete mitigating actions over time from material to supplier to supply-chain

*ISO 14040:2006 and 14044:2006

Product Manager: Lionel Tarica

Additive Manufacturing

Leveraging 3D printing and digital inventories together with our decades of supply-chain experience to:

  • further improve our project and contract delivery through faster, on-demand, tailored and more sustainable procurement of parts
  • decrease physical inventories through on demand production

This goes from design (bought or developed) to production and installation of parts, from low criticality-low complexity-high volumes parts, to high criticality-high complexity-fully customized parts.

Product Manager: Lionel Tarica

Aker Solutions is a tier-1 supplier of integrityservices (Asset Integrity Management) and inspection services on the Norwegian and Canadian Contintal Shelf, with more than 25 years of experience.

We utlizes competance from all of our locations in Norway and Canada and deliver integrity services of high quality.

Real synergies, efficiencies and bankable value created through optimised organisations on and offshore – operationally agile, flexible and scalable teams.

Our in-service inspection services includes Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement, Voids and Delamination Detection, Crack Analysis, Bond Quality Assessment and Anomaly Detection, in addition to our regular Close, and General Visual Inspection.

Every project is unique in complexity and size, and our services are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of your assets.​

  Product Manager: Helge Hagnes  

Data Management & Analytics

The ability to gain insight and value from centralized data is critical to effectively managing and optimizing work processes. We provide our customers a range of propriety systems and intelligent analytics; Coabis™ for inspection and integrity management, Integri-Tech™ for fitness-for-service & lifetime extension, and QVi™ (Quantified Visual Integrity) for collaborative work process integration, optimization and data visualization. These provide our customers with full access to their assets data, current condition and performance while providing a comprehensive framework to effectively plan, report and support overall improvement.

Pipeline Integrity Management

Pipelines are a critical element of the onshore and offshore delivery infrastructure that require an optimized approach to ensure maximized availability, reliability and throughput. This includes both operational activities, inspections, maintenance and repairs. Our approach for both surface and subsea pipelines is based on a combination of performance and risk based methods, augmented by our data management and analytics offering. We carry out a detailed assessment of current conditions and performance, quantify risk, manage and execute required inspections, conduct a fitness for service analysis and effectively manage all data requirements.

Structural Integrity Management

Structural integrity is the first safety barrier in managing hazards on any asset. By applying detailed knowledge and experience, our engineers accurately assess the structural integrity and overall safety standards. We combine a practical approach with advanced analysis to find the best solution, adapting to the changing requirements of the asset as it ages. We design and assess major and minor modifications and upgrades of hulls, jackets and topsides and offer solutions for lifetime extension and reliability-based inspection planning.

Pressure Systems Integrity Management

The whole function of an asset is to produce, and so the integrity of the pressure systems stands at the core of the assets ability to give the desired returns. Our integrated services cover all aspects of pressure systems integrity management throughout an asset’s lifecycle. We develop cost-optimized strategies and plans to fit our customer’s operational models while providing direct support for current fitness for service and remaining life. Accordingly we prioritize inspection where it is needed, advise on what is required to extend the life of the system components and provide experienced anomaly management and close-out support.

Leak Detection and Repair

Aker Solutions offers a complete turnkey service to prioritize, detect, repair and report Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) leaks, both onshore and offshore. We work directly with our customers to develop Emergency Preparedness Analysis (EPA) and client compliant Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programmes for assets of any size and at any stage in their lifecycle. This way, risk to personnel is mitigated, while unnecessary releases, pollution and associated lost revenues are prevented.

Reliability and Maintenance (R&M)

Driving the change towards value based maintenance, giving cost-effective improved performance. The application of proven reliability and maintenance engineering aimed at value creation provides the opportunity for improved system uptime while ensuring return on investment. We see the big picture. By taking a holistic approach towards maintenance, inspection, testing and monitoring, and having a thorough understanding of technical, administrative and organizational elements, we can deliver fully optimized strategies and builds that cater for today’s business drivers; reducing execution costs and spares holdings, while increasing overall efficiency.

Subsea Integrity Management

Subsea integrity management combines the challenges associated with the subsea production system and associated infrastructure and the expense of remote access to the seabed. Our Subsea AIM services offer cost effective, integrated and practical solutions reflecting the need for predictability and minimal interruption to production. We work closely with our customers to develop and manage inspection, maintenance, operational and monitoring programs for their subsea assets and associated infrastructure. We also provide direct support for anomaly management, life extension and fitness for service studies.