You are here

Bowtech delivers chain stopper monitoring system for BP UK offshore project

31st July 2013

Bowtech Products delivers chain stopper monitoring system to SBM Offshore for BP Quad 204 project

Bowtech delivers chain stopper monitoring system for BP UK offshore project
BP Quad 204 turret mooring system. Image courtesy of SBM Offshore

Global subsea vision systems provider Bowtech Products has delivered a chain stopper monitoring system to SBM Offshore to monitor the chain stoppers during installation of an internal turret mooring system (TMS) for an FPSO project in the UK.


The new system will allow visual monitoring of each chain stopper ratchet, when the chains are being tensioned during the installation phase of the TMS. There are a total of 20 chain stoppers which require monitoring during this phase, located on the chaintable, on the lower turret, around 15 metres below sea level.


The scope of supply for the subsea system includes high resolution, high sensitivity monochrome cameras, together with LED lights for use during poor ambient conditions, which will allow downward viewing of the installation operations.


For the topside system, the scope includes a video inspection and control system for viewing and controlling the cameras and LED lights.


“We are delighted to work again with both BP and SBM Offshore on this highly prestigious project. This new system is one of several visual asset inspection and monitoring solutions Bowtech Products can supply to the offshore oil and gas industry,” said Mike Winstanley, sales and marketing director, Bowtech Products. 


SBM Offshore in July 2011 signed a contract with BP for the supply of an internal TMS for the UK giant’s Quad 204 project. The project, located in UKCS blocks 204 and 205 and approximately 130 km west of Shetland, includes field re-development with additional wells and flowlines tied in to the FPSO.


BP is the operator of the Quad 204 project, with a 33.35 per cent interest in the field. Shell also holds a 33.35 per cent share, while Statoil has a 5.88 per cent interest. 

Related topics: 


Exploration news for the oil and gas industry, covering technology, development, discoveries and more for onshore and offshore sectors


Oil and gas production news for the global petroleum industry

Got a news tip? Email