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.
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.
BMT has been providing engineering support to Muhibbah Engineering Bhd for the LNG Regasification Facilities Project, commencing from FEED for the LNG regas unit and the Island berth.
BMT was approached with the requirement for an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS) to closely monitor the FPSO Turritella during pull-in, operation and disconnect, providing real-time information of the environmental conditions and motions experienced on the FPSO as well as the buoyant turret mooring position and line monitoring.
BMT was contracted to provide the Marine Instrumentation System and Marine Advisory System (MIS/MAS) for the Shell Malikai TLP. The MIS/MAS provided by BMT is an integrated system using state-of-the-art sensors to make vessel, marine and environmental data readily available to the marine systems operators in an easy to understand format, enabling operations teams to work safely.