BMT to provide marine monitoring for BP in Gulf of Mexico

British-headquartered engineering, science and technology consultancy, BMT Group, has been awarded a contract to provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BPs Mad Dog Phase 2 semi-submersible floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico, supporting one of the energy giants largest discoveries in the region to date.

BMTs integrated marine monitoring system, including several sub-systems relating to environmental monitoring and facility response, will provide key data in real time to the offshore operators and collect detailed data sets to support long-term integrity monitoring of the asset. The consultants independent remote monitoring system (IRMS) will provide back-up monitoring capability particularly during periods of evacuation due to hurricanes.

BMT commercial manager for offshore critical infrastructure, Robert Barker, said: "The Mad Dog 2 project is a significant contract award and builds on BMTs strong relationship with BP forged over many years. We developed the first Integrated marine monitoring system used by BP in the late 1990s and since this time, BMT has provided operationally critical marine monitoring systems for many of BPs deepwater floating production facilities worldwide."

The group also recently signed a teaming agreement with subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd to provide advanced integrated marine integrity monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry. The two partners, who have worked together for some years, hope it will....

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