Tullow Oil to receive metocean support from BMT

2 April 2014 (Last Updated April 2nd, 2014 18:30)

Tullow Oil is set to receive metocean assessments form BMT Argoss, a subsidiary of BMT Group.

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Tullow Oil is set to receive metocean assessments form BMT Argoss, a subsidiary of BMT Group.

The exploration company Tullow Oil will receive comprehensive overviews of meteorological and oceanographic conditions in West Africa and South America from BMT, which will be helpful and supportive for its offshore oil and gas activities.

Tullow Oil senior environmental remote sensing and GIS specialist Colleen Abell said: "Tullow Oil has been engaging with BMT Argoss with regards to their metocean and regional reporting capabilities.

"We are currently evaluating available products and services primarily in support of the development of the BMT Argoss metocean portal, the launch of which is anticipated to have the potential to support Tullow Oil's offshore projects and activities."

BMT, which will use in-house numerical modelling techniques and analytical tools, is working with Tullow Oil to generate spatial and temporal wind, wave and current data products.

The collaboration is said to facilitate interpretation of the metocean climate in the two target regions.

"The collaboration is said to facilitate interpretation of the metocean climate in the two target regions."

BMT Argoss senior metocean advisor Martin Williams said: "Understanding the impact of the physical environment on an offshore structure is critical to safety and efficiency in all phases of the structure's lifecycle.

"BMT's work helps Tullow Oil plan effectively and minimise the risks to personnel, the environment and the company."

The company is also working with Tullow Oil to develop an online metocean and weather forecasting portal.

With the new portal, key engineers and planners will obtain secure and rapid access to all Tullow Oil's metocean information through a single gateway, once it is developed completely.


Image: BMT metocean portal. Photo: courtesy of BMT Group Ltd.

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