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BMT to showcase offshore services at OTC

Oilfield Technology,

BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, environmental and engineering consultancy, will showcase its portfolio of offshore technology support services at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) exhibition in Houston, Texas.

BMT provides products, services and solutions through all phases of offshore exploration, production and decommissioning, building on over 25 years’ experience.

Offshore challenges

Ralph Rayner, Sector Director for Energy and Environment at BMT Group, commented: “The offshore oil and gas market continues to grow as major producers seek to explore and realise new production opportunities and this is driving demand for our products and services. We continue to invest time and money into better understanding the complex challenges our customers face, provide innovative solutions that draw on our specialist knowledge and expertise, and apply these efficiently, safely and cost effectively.”

Marine integrity

BMT has worked with operators in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, Brazil and Malaysia. The company will showcase its marine integrity monitoring solutions, including a subsea riser integrity monitoring system, which incorporates a ROV-Serviceable Strain Sensor Assembly.

Real-time maintenance

Jeffrey Lewis, Vice President of Client Support Services at BMT Scientific Marine Services explains: “A real-time maintenance plan can identify and flag potential system problems before reduced performance or instrument failure occurs. This approach will help to reduce potential operational down time and thus, preserve the life of high value, offshore assets.”

Accurate forecasting

With over 200 years of oceanographic experience, BMT ARGOSS will demonstrate its capabilities in providing metocean design and operating criteria, as well as weather forecasting services to oil majors who have to often deal with extremely harsh conditions. Accurate forecasting delivered in real-time is a prerequisite to planning and carrying out day to day operations, allowing customers to reduce operational risk and possible downtime.

Containment loss

Accidental loss of containment offshore is one of the biggest safety concerns facing operators. Technical experts from BMT Fluid Mechanics will be available at OTC to discuss how their advanced computational modelling and experience in HSE can help designers minimise the risk of these events happening and maximise safety. BMT Fluid Mechanics also has expertise in the fields of offshore helideck safety and operate large in-house wind tunnel facilities for supplying wind and current loads of offshore structures to very short timescales.

Vessel simulator

Having now successfully completed four projects in the Gulf of Mexico, BMT’s REMBRANDT vessel simulator for inshore tow simulation of floating production systems has demonstrated its value as an effective training tool for marine installation personnel and also for assessing the manoeuvring risks associated with collision and grounding.

OTC booth

BMT Group will be available in Booth #2441-E at the OTC 2014 exhibition, taking place between 5 – 8 May in Houston, Texas. Technical experts from a number of BMT’s operating companies will be available to talk to visitors and discuss their specific challenges.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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