Pipeline Design and Analysis

PDi’s Pipeline Design & Analysis team have extensive experience in all aspects of pipeline design and deployment, installation and recovery analysis.

In addition to their analytical expertise, the team also possess offshore experience providing them with a realistic and operational perspective that benefits their work.

PDi’s Pipeline Design & Analysis team have extensive experience in all aspects of pipeline design & analysis including rigid pipeline design and installation, structure deployment and recovery, flexible riser in-place analysis and mooring analysis.


Pipeline Design and Analysis support is provided across the lifecycle of assets. Typical Pipeline Design and Analysis scopes performed by PDi are indicated below:

  • Pre-FEED
  • FEED
  • Basis of Design
  • Concept Studies
  • Pipeline Design
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Reeling Analysis
  • Design Reviews
  • Assurance
  • On-Bottom Stability Analysis
  • Crossing Design
  • Route Assessment
  • UHB Analysis
  • Freespan Assessment
  • Spoolpiece Design
  • Mooring Analysis
  • Installation Analysis
  • Pipeline Degradation
  • Recovery Analysis
  • Removal Studies
  • Wet Store Analysis
  • FE Analysis
  • In-Place Analysis

Analysis Capability

PDi’s Pipeline Design and Analysis team makes extensive use of industry leading software packages to analyse complex pipeline design and installation scenarios. Software typically used includes Orcaflex, Abaqus, PRCI/AGA, MathCAD and Strand7. To complement such packages PDi has developed a number of innovative apps and software solutions including Dynaflex, a tool to automate dynamic analysis within Orcaflex. Further details regarding these may be found on the Resources page.

Mahan Adib – Pipeline design and Analysis Lead

Mahan is PDi’s Pipeline Design and Analysis discipline lead with over 13 years of experience and is involved in all aspects of PDi’s design and analysis work from FEED, detailed design consultancy scopes to development of installation and recovery analysis in support of operational projects. Mahan has successfully delivered installation analysis scopes for flexibles, umbilicals, structures and moorings for a wide variety of clients.