Offshore Design Engineering

Offshore Design Engineering (ODE)


Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) provides consulting, engineering, project management and operations support services to the upstream oil, gas and marine renewables industries and employs 200+ staff across four main sites. Its primary locations are in London and Great Yarmouth.


NML was contacted by ODE to assist in resolving a storage disc array problem on its main London server. We resolved the issue by rebuilding its drive array. We then recommended a process to house the data in a more resilient environment.


ODE required hardware and software support across its main sites in London and Great Yarmouth. We assisted ODE on a 3rd line support basis with the following infrastructure:

  • Long range wireless links from building to building
  • Domain management
  • Cross site telecommunication systems
  • Hardware rollouts
  • Redundant Internet services
  • Firewall management
  • Site to site VPN management
  • Distributed file management
  • Staff and public wireless access
  • Backup and power failover systems
  • OS Platform virtualisation


By working closely with their onsite IT staff, we rolled out new infrastructure enabling ODE to increase staff productivity. This involved using VMware platforms, HP attached storage arrays and Netgear stackable switching.


ODE can now offer its staff a stable platform to operate from. Workload can now be processed more effectively. Management of data security has been improved.


ODE now has a fast, easily accessible data and software environment.