MCS Advanced Subsea Engineering in Brazil

New Wave Media

September 27, 2010

MCS designs and delivers effective subsea engineering solutions for the subsea industry and their presence in Brazil should grow with the various new field developments .
MCS Advanced Subsea Engineering is a company with vast subsea systems design experience and is considered a highly reliable company, in terms of guaranteeing their systems and in terms of on-sight support, combine world class design with leading practical delivery expertise
MCS was founded in Galway, Ireland, in 1983. From small beginnings as an offshoot of the University of Galway, its directors have created a dynamic, ambitious and forward thinking company which has achieved a world class reputation and standing for its advanced engineering capability and software. Employing almost 200 people located in key oil and gas hubs around the world – Aberdeen, Houston, Rio, Perth, Paris and Kuala Lumpur they deliver complex systems solutions to demanding clients.
From front-end feasibility studies to redevelopment studies and integrity reviews we cover life-of-field engineering for subsea developments and floaters. We can safely say we are the largest riser consultancy in the world.nts worldwide.
The focus MCS has on riser and subsea integrity management provides integrity assurance as well as balancing operational cost and achievable field life. MCS has an international y respected track record for delivering integrity management and operations integrity support for risers and subsea field systems.  Complimenting their riser design services, MCS has the capability to provide integrated field development service.
They provide high performance services in drilling engineering, from analysis to operational support. Combining advanced software technology with practical engineering consultancy to deliver increased assurance and valuable drilling uptime in harsh and deepwater environmental conditions, which are conditions that are found in all deepwater and pre-salt developments in Brazil.
In terms engineering services, MCS is highly experienced in:
Subsea engineering, Delivery management, Flow assurance and Drilling Engineering
MCS software is also highly regarded,  with software products  such as Flexcom (Offshore Finite Element Analysis), Deepriser (Drilling Riser Design and Analysis) and Pipelay (Pipeline Installation Analysis) being used by quite a few players in Brazil.
Flexcom software is considered the market leader in riser analysis in the market has been used to provide field development and project execution services in recent projects such as the Barracuda / Caratinga fieldsin Offshore Brazil.
Although MCS operations in Brazil are relatively still small if compared to some of their other international operations such as at the GOM and WA,  the tendency is definitely for their participation in the Brazilian O&G market to grow as new fields are developed, and many subsea systems implanted.
Claudio Paschoa
Paschoa, Claudio
Claudio Paschoa is Marine Technology Reporter's correspondent in Brazil.