In the present global search for new hydrocarbon deposits, the Arctic is the last frontier.  Exploration and production activities in such a harsh environment require novel solutions to manage extreme cold temperatures and large ice loads.  The structures and systems operating in high-altitude areas, including exploration and production structures, pose a considerable challenge for design teams.  Oceanic has aided in the development of many innovative solutions for operations in Arctic conditions.  Oceanic offers world-class capabilities for experimental research and numerical simulation in Arctic Engineering.  This expertise has been successfully applied to projects from the frigid northwest Atlantic through the high Arctic to the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin Island.


From preliminary analysis to comprehensive physical modeling programs, Oceanic can provide a range of services to assist in the development of clients’ designs.

Numerical Simulation

The complex relationship between a structure and its environment is essential to understanding marine performance. Benchmarked and validated against full- and model-scale data, simulation technology allows for design evaluation flexibility unheard of a decade ago.

Physical Modeling

By creating accurate scale models and simulating real-world environments through state-of-the-art research facilities, techniques, and technologies, Oceanic proves and improves clients’ concepts and advances designs through solid scientific analysis.