Structural Engineering

PDi’s Structural engineering team possess a mix of topside and subsea experience gained through support provided to Operators, EPC Contractors and Subsea Installation companies.

This capability includes the detailed design of permanent and temporary structures as well as complex vessel integration scopes, platform and vessel surveys, rigging design and fabrication management.

Software packages used in support of structural workscopes includes STAAD Pro, STAAD Offshore, Strand 7 and MathCAD.


Structural Engineering support is provided across the lifecycle of assets. Typical Structural Engineering scopes performed by PDi are indicated below:

Draughting services

PDi has a well established draughting team able to produce 2D and 3D drawings and animations using industry leading Autodesk design software. Experienced in working with major Operators and Contractors, our Draughtsmen produce technical documentation that meets exact industry requirements. Typical scopes include production of Storyboards, Fabrication drawings, Field layout drawings, Deck plans and Rigging drawings.

Gayatri Paul – Structural Engineering Lead

Gayatri Paul has over 29 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in structural engineering roles. She has worked on challenging and ground breaking projects in the offshore, onshore and shipbuilding sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Gayatri has been involved at all stages of the oil and gas project life cycle, from concept development and FEED studies through to detail design, fabrication, certification, asset life extension & decommissioning.