About

“Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, but no Simpler”

– Albert Einstein

Cube Offshore is a project management and engineering consultancy practice that believes in the practical application of technology.

We believe a successful design is dependent on a well-constructed and considered concept: those that can be manufactured, installed and operated with the highest degree of simplicity, whilst fully complying with the client brief and code requirements.

Typically, every project at Cube is unique; with projects ranging from the challenging to the simple. As creative engineers, we always seek to make the complex, simple, and the simple, efficient.

Our team represents decades of experience in the offshore and subsea industries. With industry-leading design and analysis capabilities, coupled with extensive experience of fabrication, transport, installation and operations, we collaborate with our clients to ensure successful engineering solutions.

We aim to manage interfaces and deliver and engage in long-term relationships.

Culture & Values

Client-Focus & Collaboration

Before we begin any project, we engage our clients to best understand their requirements and the stakeholders involved. Through these initial discussions, we are able to focus and prioritise workflows to deliver the most optimal outcomes.

We strive to get things right the first time by working closely and openly with our clients.

Knowledge

Cube Offshore’s team have decades of experience across an array of engineering disciplines. Our personnel have worked in engineering design and analysis, onshore fabrication, offshore construction, and down-hole well intervention.

We have worked with major offshore consultants, installation contractors and operators. As such, we bring a breadth of holistic industry experience to deliver considered, functional, and successful results.

Safe & Practical

We place great importance on the significant role health and safety plays within our industry. We are committed to providing safety for our staff and our clients throughout the entire life cycle of our engagement. We achieve the safest designs and installation methods through tested design principles and experienced project supervision, that are verified and certified to all industry codes. We achieve this by applying our deep understanding of fabrication, transport, installation, intervention and operations to all our engineering outcomes.

Innovation

At Cube Offshore, we offer a range of engineering solutions specific to your project’s needs. Across all our work, we approach every challenge with sound engineering practices to deliver successful results.

We don’t believe one solution fits all, and are therefore not afraid to break the mould of traditional design engineering to develop something new.

How We Deliver

Quality

We operate ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management Systems.

Quality shouldn’t just be a buzz word; we believe it should be ingrained in the culture of every practice. We place great focus on attention to detail in design, manufacture, and logistics.

Project peer reviews and risk assessments are an integral part of our project process. Whether the project is designed in Perth, fabricated in Singapore, or installed in Russia, our equipment needs to fit the first time, every time.

HSE

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) drivers are an unquestionable priority at Cube Offshore – as the health and safety of our people always comes first.

We operate strict HSE Management Systems when visiting and working in third party facilities. If these facilities have their own HSE systems in place, we can integrate with those existing systems. Our designs and procedures ensure installation and life-cycle operations can be carried out as safely as possible.

Community

We believe the world is a better place when we’re all working together for each other. Whether in the workplace, or out in the world, we spend our time participating in community events, team sports, and academic and industry associations.

We take great pride in donating to charitable causes, and endeavour to be a responsible corporate citizen.

Value

How do you put a price on value when every hour billed doesn’t equate to an equal amount of value received? What is the value of a well thought out concept? To achieve real value, the key is to an engage an engineering practice with a high level of skill, knowledge, and practical experience, who has a proven history in solving challenging engineering problems and delivering successful engineering solutions.

By choosing Cube Offshore, we ensure you will receive the best outcome for your project.

Principals

Andrew Mahaffy

Founding Director

Andrew Mahaffy grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, during the boom years (1970’s to 1980’s) of the North Sea oil and gas industry.

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Andrew Mahaffy

Founding Director

Andrew Mahaffy grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, during the boom years (1970’s to 1980’s) of the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Graduating from Edinburgh University (UK) in 1991 with a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, Andrew returned to Aberdeen to start work in the industry he had grown up alongside. In 1995, Andrew became a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers, and in 2000, he moved to Perth, Western Australia, and subsequently became a proud Australian citizen.

Andrew’s career spans offshore and subsea engineering design and analysis, site engineering of onshore fabrication, offshore construction, and project management, and has project experience covering locations in the North Sea, Norway, Australian North-West, East Timor/Australian JPDA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Russia and Singapore.

Prior to founding Cube Offshore in 2008, he worked in senior roles with a number of major international offshore engineering consultancies, installation contractors, and operators.

Andrew enjoys the challenge of developing and implementing engineering solutions with a keen focus on minimising cost and simplifying operations.

David King

Director

David King graduated from Southampton University (UK) in 1981 with a BSc (hons) degree in Civil Engineering.

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David King

Director

David King graduated from Southampton University (UK) in 1981 with a BSc (hons) degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a graduate engineer in London, and then Norway, primarily on large, multi-discipline topside projects. David then joined the industry leaders Earl and Wright, working on jackets and sub-substructures in London and Aberdeen, before becoming involved in subsea engineering in the Gulf of Mexico. David subsequently worked in Perth and New Zealand before settling in Perth in 1991.

David has held leading roles on major projects with leading operators, consultants, and installation contractors. These roles included cost estimating, feasibility studies, conceptual and detail design of subsea structures, jackets, foundations, drilling units, and topsides facilities on fixed and floating (FPSOs and Semi-submersible drilling rigs) installations. He has a wealth of experience in multi-discipline projects including considerable exposure to the interfaces with drilling, installation, operations, and decommissioning. His design expertise is supported by sound, practical experience gained in the field.

Apart from providing technical expertise, David has played a leadership role in concept development, project planning, management, execution, corporate procedure development, recruiting, team, and personnel development.

Our History

An international practice based in Australia, Cube Offshore was founded in May 2008, by founding Director Andrew Mahaffy. In 2012, David King became a Partner of the practice, bringing with him a wealth of major project experience and expertise.

In 2012, Cube Offshore won the ‘New Enterprise’ category at the 2012 Australia Subsea Business Awards for demonstrating leadership, innovation and strategic vision across the oil and gas sectors. In 2016, Cube were finalists in the WA Engineering Excellence Awards.

Cube Offshore operates within a ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System, and a Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System.