Case Studies

  • Mooring Fitness for Purpose (MFPA) and Future Mooring Management Strategy

    Moorings are safety critical components,...

  • BPP-TECH’s Project Management proved essential for the fast production of Helix’s Fast Response System (HFRS).  It often takes a major event in the oil & gas energy industry to drive the development and use of new technologies. This has certainly been the case in the Macondo Development....

  • The debate is over: low carbon technologies are the way of the future. The only questions remaining are which ones, when, and most importantly, how?

  • BPP-TECH is managing the PowerCab Joint Industry Project (JIP) on behalf of four participating companies: BG Group; BP Exploration; DUCO (Technip) and Shell UK.

  • The disturbance to water flow patterns caused by seabed installations can result in localised erosion and, if left unchecked, this so-called scouring may threaten the integrity and stability of sub-sea foundations. With environmental concerns bringing ‘green’ energy sources such as tidal, wave...

  • BPP-TECH’s proven experience and capabilities made them an ideal partner in the development of the Puffin Oilfield in the Vulcan sub-basin of the Southern Timor Sea, offshore Australia.

  • The Monte Carlo simulation technique was developed in the mid-20th century by Stanislaw Ulam. In his autobiography Adventures of a Mathematician he explains that it was named after the world famous casino in honour of his uncle, who was a gambler, at the suggestion of Nicholas Metropolis.

  • The offshore industry has many over used words and phrases, which often camouflage technical complexity and the criticality of form and function. Control umbilicals have been required since the first offshore installation and they have, over the years, become complex and vital engineered...

  • Hydrocarbon reserves which will underwrite future oil and gas production are, increasingly, in ever deeper waters and often beyond the reach of current technology. BPP-TECH is at the forefront of developing the techniques required to exploit these reserves by turning innovative new concepts...

  • BPP-TECH was responsible for the management of the complete Okume Complex subsea riser package procurement from NKT Flexibles in Kalundborg, Denmark.

  • Subsea control and chemical injection umbilicals are becoming a major component in the development of new offshore oil fields. This is seen in the move, by an increasing number of oil and gas companies, towards the use of subsea production systems.

  • Structural integrity monitoring systems mounted on offshore platforms are slowly beginning to prove their worth, in confirming operational performance of the platform, and in providing information to help control the costs, of downstream inspection, maintenance and repair activities.

  • After over five years of development, BPP-TECH, in cooperation with BHP Billiton and Dantec, has developed a ground breaking, high pressure cryogenic hose suitable for practical applications such as the ship-to-ship transfer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

  • The increasing need to develop marginal fields has resulted in a prime need for minimum installed capital cost. The elimination of trenching by engineered protection of the submarine pipelines can form an integral part of the solution.

  • One approach to wave energy for power generation uses the wave action to drive pressured air through a bi-directional turbine.

  • The NOVA project's prime aim was to develop range of novel vertical axis wind turbines rated from 5 to 10 MW for offshore installations.

  • An innovative umbilical curvature sensing package developed by BPP-TECH.

  • For a number of years BPP-TECH and Worley Engineers Inc. have been working on economic solutions for stranded gas produced offshore. Now a new generation of floating production storage & offloading vessels (FPSOs) promises, at last, to make its production commercially viable.

  • BPP-TECH have developed methodologies and software modules for carrying out cable handling, laying, and recovery analyses.  These methodologies are collectively called CHARM. They can be used as an operation planning tool, or as a training facility enabling users to evaluate the effects of...

  • Experience gained at BPP-TECH over recent years in the area of flexible pipe analysis has led to the development of some exciting new capabilities. One of the notable advances this decade is general acceptance in the offshore industry of the increasingly arduous service seen by flexible pipe...

  • BPP-TECH initiated a Joint Industry Project (JIP), the Steel Tube Umbilicals or STU JIP. The STU JIP was a study of tubing materials for steel tube umbilicals.

  • One of the largest projects ever to be undertaken in London was the construction of the British Airways London Eye. A primary passenger access route to the wheel embarkation area is from the River Thames via a purpose built London Eye Pier, which also acts as a collision protection structure...

  • Drilling derricks have traditionally been designed using static and quasi-static analyses and follow custom practices enshrined in regulatory codes. However, in modern deep water drilling tasks, there are a convergence of factors, which can significantly enhance the dynamic component of...

  • In one way or another the technical services that BPP-TECH offers are in the business of risk management, whether it be the design of an offshore platform that will not collapse for twenty five years, or the risk assessment of a process plant for the probability of an accident occurring...

  • Since the earliest applications of flexible pipes and umbilicals in the offshore industry, BPP-TECH has been engaged in providing operators, contractors and manufacturers with specialist services for flexible pipes, including risers, and for helically armoured and steel tube umbilicals. These...

  • As the offshore industry moves to deeper water, and dealing with more complex reservoirs, it is deploying more sophisticated designs of subsea equipment. These employ elaborate control and data retrieval means to increase the capability of the equipment, and the operational information that it...

  • BPP-TECH has launched a new company “BPP-Cables” to  capitalise on our expertise in cable technology. BPP-Cables is a company that provides cable technology – from design & analysis, through to procurement, installation and service support.