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BMT SLOOP: operational simulation software

Construct an oil and gas field model or process, then simulate the operation over time.

Contact Us

Key contact

Phil Thompson

Regional Managing Director

Phil Thompson

Regional Managing Director

Fareham, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1489 889 260 coastal@bmtglobal.com

Ottawa, Canada

Lee Hedd

Business Development Manager

Lee Hedd

Business Development Manager

Ottawa, Canada

+1 613 592 2830 ship-design@bmtglobal.com

BMT-SLOOP is used to investigate the operational risk and economic performance of entire offshore developments. The model may also include other random events such as equipment failure, resource availability, and vessel delays. The model is repeated many times using different records.

After the simulations are complete, we can analyse statistical data for all aspects of the reproduction.  We can also interface results directly with field economic models.

Weather conditions

BMT SLOOP helps to simulate:

  • The time it takes to install and commission a platform
  • The time it takes to drill and complete a well
  • The effect of weather on export operations
  • The impact of weather on maintenance
  • Production estimates and operational costs


Modelling and simulation

SLOOP is an operational modelling and simulation tool for offshore and marine applications, primarily for oil & gas.

It can be applied in many areas, including:

  • Productivity & maintenance of offshore oil & gas fields
  • Oil & gas field installation & development
  • LNG (or CNG) production & transportation
  • Shuttle tanker operations
  • Renewable energy

SLOOP can model an entire operation, or any specific aspect, as appropriate to the study in question:

  • Determine expected performance
    Simulation is often the only approach if there are complex interactions
  • Optimise a design
    Assess the effect of changing a component of the design and see what effect it has
  • Compare alternate designs
    Try different solutions and see which performs best
  • Determine the most viable solution
    The best solution may not be determined by the ‘average’ performance but by how bad things might get

Product features

  • Construction of a numerical model of a planned operation or development
  • The model includes disruptions or delays due to metocean conditions and possible failures
  • The most significant benefits can come before too many decisions are set in stone
  • Simulation models are relatively quick and easy to change
  • As the project evolves more details can be added

Product benefits

  • An inbuilt understanding of critical components
  • Fast to build models (do not have to specify all details)
  • Quick to run (can study more cases)
  • Rational and traceable decision basis
  • An integrated model of operation assists project overview and vision
  • Highlight sensitivities to uncertainties – focus project effort where it is needed

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