FPSO Integration

We are glad to inform that during the last July, two massive Brazilian FPSO projects achieved an important milestone. The P-74 and P-76 hulls left the Inhauma yard and were towed to each integration site for the final phase of the projects.

Since the beginning of the Cessão Onerosa (P-74, P-75, P-76 e P-77) and Replicantes (P-66, P-67, P-68, P-69, P-70, P-71) FPSOs, OCEÂNICA has performed several engineering and field activities for these units, such as:

  • Stability analyses and booklets
  • Topside modules load-out engineering and coordination
  • Rigging plans and coordination
  • Weight control and modules weighing
  • Vessel ballasting plans and coordination
  • Motion analyses
  • Tow masters and marine personnel
  • Structural analyses for topsides, hull and auxiliary systems;
  • Towing plans, procedures and simulation for all maneuvers from hull conversion yard to integration sites*
  • Mooring plans, procedures and supervision, among others.

Congratulations to all teams involved on these projects!

*see more at http://oceanicabr.com/pt/2016/05/simulacao-de-reboque-do-casco-da-p-76/

Oceânica concludes PLEM-Y installation project in ultra deep water

Oceânica recently finished another PLEM-Y installation analysis project (pipeline end manifold). The project was performed for GE Oil and Gas and the installation will be performed soon by Petrobras in the Lula field.
The equipment is part of the subsea system to be operated in the production of 12 billion BOE. The field is part of pre-salt Campos Basin, a very challenging area due to the condition of the most turbulent sea, as well as its water depth of approximately 2,200 meters. The project performed by the Oceânica team, was to determine the method and operating window for the PLEM-Y installation.
The analysis presented an innovative solution for installation in ultra deep water. The PLEM in question has large drag area and the solution presented in this case was to lower the equipment inclined, in order to reduce the hydrodynamic effects and at the end of the lowering process, perform a load transfer for a smaller vessel for an easier settlement on the seabed.

Oceânica says goodbye to OTC 2014

Oceânica participated one more time as exhibitor at OTC 2014 that was held in Houston, USA, since May 5th.

Oceânica and HBR committee

This year committee counted with a team of 6 engineers from Oceânica and HBR that represented the companies within the Brazilian Pavilion, organized by IBP – Brazilian Oil Institute. The Offshore Technology Conference was founded in 1969, and it is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. Besides the business performance, it is an opportunity to meet friends and clients from Brazil and overseas.

Oceânica's booth

NAUTILUS’new structure will be opened.

On the morning of April 3, Oceânica and Marin (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) will open the new headquarters of NAUTILUS – Port and Oceanic Simulation Center, which comprises the real time maneuvers simulator, the VTS (Vessel Traffic Simulator) and the OCC (Operational Control Center).
The opening will happen at the headquarters of Oceânica in São Paulo and will feature with pronouncements of the CODESP president, Mr. Renato Ferreira Barco, the Deputy Consul General of the Netherlands, Mr. Rogier van Tooren and the Institute for Technological Research president, Dr. Carlos Daher Padovezi.
The pronouncements will be followed by fraternization cocktail. All the navel, transport, maritime safety and so on are invited and the interested person must contact Christiane Fiorin at marketing@oceanicabr.com or by phone: +55 (011) 3611-6022.

First tests in the new Nautilus Simulator.

Oceânica and Marin Will join the Intermodal 2014.

Oceânica and Marin will join, in a joint manner, for the first time, the international trade fair for logistics, cargo transportation and foreign trade, the largest in Latin America.

The event will happen from April, 1st to April, 3rd in the Expo Transamérica in São Paulo and it will feature with more than 350 exhibitors from various countries.

In the occasion, Oceânica and Marin will present a smaller version of the real time maneuver simulator – Nautilus, a very important tool used by ports, logistics companies and the maritime community to assist navigation analysis.

The Nautilus simulator can be visited at booth C-425 and the visitors will be able to simulate maneuvers in real time during the event.

More information about the show and to get register, click here.

A new house for Oceânica!

Since the beginning of 2014, Oceânica, as well as their partners HBR, Tegris and Ener, already occupy their new installations.
The building, located in R. Marco Giannini, 280. In São Paulo, is a reflection of the growth in the activities and the significant increase in the workforce.

With the engineering professionals of the 4 companies located on the same floor, it was possible to increase the integration of teams, which can act in more complex projects. Altogether there are 40 engineers, now grouped for collaborative projects.
Another new is the NAUTILUS- Nautical Simulation Center, which also went through a series of enhancements, and now also counts with an adequate infrastructure for offshore support vessels maneuvers.


For all our clients and friends, we’d like to leave the invitation to join us in this new house. Others news are coming! Stay Tuned!

Oceanica signs contract for load out project

Oceânica recently signed a contract for the preparation of the load out of 12 modules which will be distributed among 3 Petrobras replicant platforms.
The project, commissioned by the Consortium Tome Ferrostaal, will be divided into 6 trips with 2 modules of up to 1,200 tons (total) by barge. All units come out from Maceió and will be sent to 3 different ports: Rio Grande, Paranaguá and Rio de Janeiro, where they will be installed with the FPSOs units.
Among the activities to be developed by Oceânica, are:
- Barge structural verification
- Stability verification during operation and during the transportation to their final destinations
- Module verification concerning the structural strength for load out transport
- Load up equipment verification
- System design for the barge ballast
- Load up manuals and transport manuals preparation
- Approval together with MWS (marine warranty surveyor)
- Weighing modules
- Preparation and operation supervision: tide control, barge ballast quantity and module partial input in the barge to ensure that it is levelled with the yard during loading operation.

The project is already underway and the first operation is planned for mid-2014.

New home

Last week, HBR group, wich Oceânica is part of, officially announced to its employees the change of its headquarters (SP), currently in Barra Funda, to Butantã.

The change is more a reflection of the growth that the entire group (HBR, Oceânica, Tegris and Ener) has gained in recent years, both in number of projects sold as collaborators.

The new space features over 5,000 square meters and allow the facilities to be more comfortable for the team, comprising an industrial area with capacity for up to 100 tons skids plus an area specially designed for training and to receive the Nautilus – Center of Nautical Simulations that will be equipped with two rooms for simultaneous simulation maneuvers.

The day after the statement, the collaborators made a visit to the new building, which was followed by a celebratory lunch. Everyone was very excited with the modern structure and the ample space that will have to perform their activities. It is an achievement that certainly depended on the contribution of each.

Many preparations still need to be taken care before the official change, which will take some months, but all the customers and friends will be invited for a visit soon.

The new group headquarters is located at Rua Marco Geannini, 280, near mile 17 of Rod. Raposo Tavares.

Oceânica and Marin confirm their presences at INFRAPORTOS 2013

Oceânica, in partnership with Marin – Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, has just confirmed its presence at the INFRAPORTS 2013 – International Exhibition and Conference of Port Technology and Equipment – which will be held at Mendes Convention Center, in Santos.

The event will take place from 22nd to 24th of October 2013 and happens in a period of substantial economic growth and investment in the port sector.

Oceânica and Marin will be present at booth number D-75 and will bring to the event a simplified model of their real time maneuver simulator which is, at present, installed at the Nautical Simulation Center (Nautilus), in São Paulo. It will be an excellent opportunity for visitors to know more about this high-tech support tool related with port projects.

Invited by the organization, Oceânica’s Director, Mr. Marcos Cueva will participate as Chairman of the panel “New Technologies”, on the 22nd , during the collateral conference taking place at the same location.

More information about INFRAPORTOS Latin América can be found here.

Oceânica receives visit from Delf University of Technology Committee

Oceânica received last week, at its São Paulos` office, a committee composed by 30 Dutch master students from Delf University of Technology, in Rotterdam.
São Paulo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Parati and Angra dos Reis are cities on the route of those students and Oceânica was been chosen as a model of sector company. The Panamérica Study Trip also involved visits to the Institute of Technology Research of the São Paulo University (IPT), Santos Port and Petrobras, among other institutions. The study trip has started in Panamá where the students could explore more about peculiarities and technologies used on local naval projects.

Panamérica Committee

Panamérica Committee


Oceânica was the 1st company visited in Brazil and had the opportunity to present a little more about its work and discuss some important themes of Brazilian market such as the port growth stimulated by new sector policies.
Pictures from the event can be seen in Downloads.
More information about the Panamérica Study Trip can be found at http://panamerica.froude.nl/