Head of Business Development, North America
Head of Business Development, South America
Director of Business Development
For over 20 years BMT has been providing data QC and management of data collected from marine monitoring systems on the globally distributed assets of a major oil operator. The time to cleanse data, often sampled at a high frequency rates, resulting in terabytes of data and ultimately days of an analyst’s time has been challenging. Working with various operators to overcome this challenge, BMT developed BMT DEEP, a fully customisable data analytics platform, suitable for secure, collaborative working on the operator’s data set.
BMT’s Integrated Marine Monitoring System, is used on the operator's FPSO to monitor the asset which operates in a harsh offshore environment. The system provides a wide range of marine monitoring information including the environmental conditions, the motions of the asset, and the structural response parameters required to ensure that the asset is operating within its design life.
BMT provides ongoing data management and QC on multiple platforms of the operator using BMT DEEP which allows them to explore data and speed up the analysis process to near real-time, cutting down the need for multiple analysts to cleanse the data and saving costs for the user.
The AI and processing routines developed by BMT and the operator have allowed key analysis to be streamlined within a common dataset. This has removed the requirement for multiple domain experts to work on separate datasets and saved costs by significantly reducing analyst’s time. The freed-up time available to analysts means they can focus on understanding the larger tasks at hand including building solutions that help the end users with gaining insights from the data. Specifically, the analysts can now look at how the FPSO is behaving in a given sea state by monitoring trends in the data sets with development plans to introduce AI to move towards a predictive maintenance plan. Sensor health can also be checked in semi-real time, alerting the operator if a safety critical sensor has malfunctioned, e.g. wind sensor on a helideck to support helicopter landing operations.
Working with the operator, who recognises value in BMT DEEP and its application as a collaborative data platform, we have worked with its engineering team to add additional features, including working towards a set of applications that will produce key data as well as engineering analysis ready for review by internal and external teams. This includes comparisons between the measured data and structural design limits to obtain long term fatigue assessments which are incorporated into BMT DEEP to allow almost real-time structural performance analysis.
BMT DEEP, coupled with BMT's integrated instrumentation packages, can be used to identify the risk associated with the asset operating beyond its design envelope or even extending out beyond it. By monitoring the impact of strong storm events on the vessel, fatigue calculations can be based on actual measured data, allowing fatigue accumulation to be calculated more accurately. Using BMT DEEP as part of the broader analysis initiative used to extend the life of the operations adds real value and allows our customers to continue production beyond the scheduled end of the asset’s life. In addition BMT’s integrated analysis approach allows significant cost savings to the operator in terms of reduced subsea inspections, maintenance, and increased confidence in extreme operating conditions when shut-in decisions are marginal.