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BMT wins marine monitoring contract with BP

BMT has won a contract to provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BP’s new Mad Dog Phase 2 semi-submersible floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. These systems will play an essential role in ensuring the day to day operations of the facility are conducted safely.

8 October 2018

The Mad Dog Field is one of BP’s most significant discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico to date.  Mad Dog Phase 2 will have the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells.

BMT will install its Integrated Marine Monitoring System, which comprises several environmental monitoring and facility response subsystems.  Its purpose will be to provide critical data in real-time to the offshore operators and collect detailed data sets to support long term integrity monitoring of the asset.

BMT’s Independent Remote Monitoring System (IRMS) will provide additional monitoring capability, particularly during periods of evacuation due to hurricanes. The IRMS will continuously transmit data and imagery back to stakeholders on shore during the passage of a storm to help BP perform crucial asset monitoring during uncrewed operations.

Robert Barker, Commercial Manager for Offshore Critical Infrastructure at BMT, comments:

“The Mad Dog 2 project is a significant contract award and builds on BMT’s strong relationship with BP forged over many years. We developed the first Integrated Marine Monitoring System used by BP in the late 1990s. Since this time, BMT has provided operationally critical marine monitoring systems for many of BP’s deepwater floating production facilities worldwide.”

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