A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Exhaust Dispersion Study was carried out by BMT for the ICHTHYS Field Development Project Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, to be located in the Browse Basin off Western Australia, approximately 440 km north of Broome and 800 km southwest of Darwin.
The ICHTHYS natural gas field, located in the Timor Sea, was discovered in 2000 and developed by Inpex. Its total proven reserves are around 12.8 trillion cubic feet (366 billion cubic meters), and production estimated to be around 350 million cubic feet/day (10 million cubic meters/day).
The main objectives of the analysis were to:
A CFD exhaust dispersion study was carried out to establish the temperature rise and toxic gas concentration for a range of wind speeds and directions that had the potential to affect helicopter, personnel and crane operations.
BMT identified and provided solutions to potential hazards and operability and maintainability problems for a polystyrene plant in Egypt.
BMT has been commissioned by Puma Energy to conduct a HAZOP Study to review the FEED safety design for the current North Vietnam Bitumen Terminal.
Pearl Oil are proposing to develop a new oil and gas field in the Makassar Straits, with the platform location for this operation being some 350km distant from land based processing facilities at Balikpapan.
Singapore's JTC Corporation, in collaboration with the Safety and Risk Management Safety Centre (SRMC) conducted a series of pilot Quantitative Risk Assessment studies to establish the applicability of the new QRA guidelines in the local context. BMT has been invited by JTC and SRMC to bid for the pilot study using new QRA guidelines on an existing manufacturing facility in Singapore.