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Data Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

All data is stored in secure electronic systems accessible only to Oasys staff with both valid network login credentials and specific authorisation to access the system.  Our systems further limit data access by role to ensure data is available only to those who have a specific need to see it.

If at any point you suspect or receive a suspicious communication from someone suggesting they work for Oasys or a website claiming to be affiliated with Oasys, please forward the communication to us or report the incident by email to oasys@arup.com or in writing to Oasys, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ as soon as possible.

Data Security Notice Updated 27th February 2020

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Website Terms and Conditions

The contents of this web site are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights under international conventions. No copying of any words, images, graphic representations or other information contained in this web site is permitted without the prior written permission of the webmaster for this site.

Oasys accepts no responsibility for the content of any external site that links to or from this site.

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Software Licensing Terms

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

The full conditions of purchase and maintenance for all Oasys software are set out in the Oasys Software Licence and Support Agreement. All prices are subject to TAX at the current rate.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice – please ask for a written quotation.

Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information contained herein, the contents do not form or constitute a representation, warranty, or part of any contract.

Superseded Versions of Terms and Conditions

Oasys keeps copies of all superseded versions of its terms and conditions.

Maintenance & Support Services

Support and maintenance is included with all subscription licences for their full duration.

Annual maintenance contracts are available for software under a perpetual licence, prices are based on a percentage of the most recent list price.

This service includes:

  • telephone/fax/email/web based support
  • free software updates available via internet download
  • personalised output header for many products

Maari Well Head Platform

Software Used on this Project

Project Overview

The Maari oil fields are located some 100 kilometres off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island in the Taranaki basin. Arup were brought in to provide detailed design of the platform substructure, including structural design of the base, jacket and deck, foundation engineering, naval architecture, outfitting design and installation systems design.

The platform substructure is based on Arup’s DrillACE concept successfully implemented in 2004 for the Yolla platform, Bass Strait, Australia, but with increased capacity for the deeper water and harsher conditions offshore New Zealand. The Maari Well Head Platform will yield approximately 35,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

How Oasys proved invaluable

Design of the Wellhead Platform

GSA was used to model the plated base, deck structures and model of the platform jacket structure. The plated structure was analysed in GSA for loadout, lifting and installation conditions, and GSA was also used to analyse a number of refined local models.

The base and deck structures for Maari were fabricated from stiffened panels, which were modelled in GSA using eight noded quad elements for the plate, and offset beam elements for the stiffeners.

The model of the jacket structure was created in GSA and exported to the ASAS offshore design package, where wave loads were applied to the model, and code checking carried out. The data transfer between the programs was automated using the GSA COM interface.

GSA was used for the plated structure analysis as it provided an easy to use pre- and post-processor. The ability to work with other design tools further enhanced the utility of GSA.

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