Greater control, greater safety, greater operability, greater maintainability and lower through life cost: unlocking these opportunities demands a detailed understanding of the interaction between your offshore asset and the forces affecting it. We combine our knowledge of metocean conditions, hydrology and the marine environment with structural understanding and sophisticated monitoring to help customers access these gains.
As partners, we support and supplement the technical teams within the offshore arena, working with renewable energy companies, oil and gas industry majors, independents, national oil companies and their associated engineering contractors. We are committed to building domestic sustainability by knowledge transfer.
We also apply our knowledge of assets in the offshore environment to the growing aquaculture industry and the international ship surveying market.
As an international group, BMT has a presence in over 35 countries. Our data sets cover all of the world’s ocean basins. We have consulted on and provided services to over 120 offshore platforms from the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil to the UK’s North Sea, West Africa and South East Asia.
Accurately matching your drilling unit to your environment is key to managing cost and safety.
We combine wind, wave and current data with simulation and financial assessment tools to de-risk decisions on the safety, logistics and economics of a drilling programme, advising on all factors that can influence the viability of a successful reservoir appraisal and its future development.
Supporting smarter decisions throughout Preliminary Design (Pre-FEED) to Detailed Design (FEED).
Ensuring safety and optimal working assets, for the extent of their full life, is critical and essential to maintain production and maximise the exploration of an oil and gas field.
Safety and operational optimisation from an accurate, site-specific view.
As thinking on decommissioning strategies evolve, we help operators assess their options and spell out the environmental consequences. We run comparative assessment workshops to help you navigate these complex decisions.
The emergence of the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) concept has seen an unprecedented focus on development activity and has reinforced the commercial interest in these facilities.
Louise Ledgard explains the importance of understanding the complexities surrounding the metocean conditions to help determine the feasibility of a potential FLNG site.
Recent severe storms in the UK North Sea have resulted in a number of floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) being shut down in order to assess and repair the damage caused.
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.
BP came to BMT with a requirement for a real-time information system on the relative position and motion of the Glen Lyon FPSO together with the magnitude and direction of environmental forces in the extremely harsh waters west of Shetland, to ensure operations personnel were working safely within prescribed operational limits.