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Scopus has a proven method
for decommissioning that
provides more certainty to
define scopes, and manage
budget, risk and schedule.



Designed long before the introduction of 3D models, assets earmarked for decommissioning have undertaken countless modifications throughout the past 30 years; often without updated drawings. This lack of accurate data makes reverse engineering very difficult, and causes costly problems when it comes to ensuring the safe and effective decommissioning of onshore and offshore assets.

Definition of scope is paramount to the successful and safe implementation of this type of work and Scopus has a proven method of delivery that provides more certainty to define scopes, manage budget, reduce risk and schedule, as well as develop the safety case.

Using a blend of dimensional control and engineering methods, successful Scopus projects are underpinned by high quality and integrity of data, which significantly reduces the number of offshore trips required, saving cost, improving efficiency, and providing complete visibility and understanding of strategy and by all those involved in the project.

Dimensional control

Scopus’ dimensional control technology is designed to interface directly with all the main design platforms. The mass laser scan capture of existing structural elements provides vital as-built information for meaningful input to the strategic planning of the topsides infrastructure removal.

Laser scanning

Laser scanning accurate to within 3mm provides 3D representation of the complete topsides facilities, including modular interface connections, welded attachments, systems and equipment internal and external of modules. It also includes the peripheral stairs and walkways and laydown areas which are important when developing removal strategy of equipment and piece-small items.

It removes the need to generate new drawings or modify old ones, and snapshots of the laser scan can be edited with the deemed scope. This method provides the exact detail required very quickly to allow engineering teams to totally develop their strategy and true definition of scope and detail work packs. All the information delivered from the laser scan can be interrogated easily by all discipline engineers to define and develop their individual work scope without necessarily going offshore.


Scopus specialises in brownfield modifications and upgrades and has developed specific processes, procedures and working practices which are proven to deliver significant savings compared to conventional engineering delivery. By specialising in late life and decommissioning modifications Scopus’ engineering solutions are tailored to the longer-term decommissioning strategy and focus heavily on reducing fabrication and construction costs and schedules.

360° PhotoScans

Bring your site to your desktop with an excellent tool for familiarisation, communication and constructability reviews. This web-based tool allows viewing and sharing from any workstation without the need for proprietary software, reducing the frequency of offshore visits for decommissioning planning.

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