GL Noble Denton Sets Up Shop in AU

GL Noble Denton has opened a new office in Perth, Australia. From its new location, it will provide a comprehensive service portfolio covering assurance and verification, risk and safety studies, advanced engineering & consulting, marine operations and project execution. Major clients of GL Noble Denton are operators of pipelines, Upstream Oil Companies, EPC Companies, Offshore Drilling Companies and Contractors, FPSO Companies, LNG facilities, Storage Operators, Financial Institutions, as well as Utilities.

The Perth office will offer marine assurance, marine warranty, rig moving, naval architecture services, design verification, risk and safety, transportation and installation consulting, due diligence, dynamic positioning and marine casualty investigation across Australia. Richard Palmer will be the head of the Perth office. He will be supported by seven technical experts in the first stage. A build up of personnel is already planned. The Perth team will be supported by expert personnel from other regional and global offices with specific capabilities, such as asset integrity management and analysis of production performance, and the capability of the entire LNG supply chain. First projects are focusing on Reliability Modeling of a LNG process, Drilling Riser Analysis, and various rig moves including mooring analysis and provision of a client marine representation.

"With a significant number of large projects in the Australian North-West Shelf region and Queensland, amounting to more than US$170 billion of capital expenditure for projects that are at front-end engineering stages and all aiming to start production in the next four or five years, GL Noble Denton are opening the Perth office to be best placed to add value to these projects," said Richard Palmer. "A number of the development concepts are new to the operators and they are looking for the complete range of GL Noble Denton's independent offerings from assurance, to advanced engineering and consulting, to marine operations and execution to help make these projects a reality both on- and offshore."