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BMT to monitor risers in Brazil’s pre-salt

02nd May 2013

Saipem selects BMT for riser monitoring in Brazil’s pre-salt fields

BMT to monitor risers in Brazil’s pre-salt
The systems will monitor the integrity of the risers by measuring strains, motions, attitude, and position of submerged portions of the riser strings

Saipem has contracted BMT Group Ltd subsidiary BMT Scientific Marine Services  to provide riser monitoring systems for two free standing risers (FSHRs) and four steel lazy wave risers (SLWRs) for the Sapinhoá Norte and Cernambi Sul pre-salt fields offshore Brazil.

These systems will monitor the integrity of the risers by measuring strains, motions, attitude, and position of submerged portions of the riser strings. Each FSHR system will include BMT’s ROV-serviceable strain sensor assembly which allows users to service or replace individual sensors by ROV.  BMT’s polypropylene welded attachment scheme for attaching strain sensors to submerged, insulated pipes will be employed on the SLWRs.

BMT’s order book includes integrity monitoring systems for three riser towers in West Africa and two in Brazil as well as for eight steel catenary risers (SCRs) in Brazil. In addition, BMT has in various stages of delivery six marine integrity monitoring systems for floating production units.