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Detailed tie-back analyses at NCS

The BPT team is delighted about the major technical safety and operability study awarded from a leading international EPC company for a subsea field tied back to an existing production platform.

“We are proud and honored by the trust shown. This build on decades of experience gained from about 100 tie-back projects performed by BPT to date”, informs a member of the BPT board of directors.

The subsea field as well as the host facility is located at the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The detailed study is carried out for a major engineering firm, while both the subsea field operator as well as the host operator are involved.

The main objectives with the study are to validate the technical safety and operability for various possible scenarios in operation. Some of the scenarios is to verify the pressure protection of inlet arrangement for operations for the relief contingency cases Inadvertent Valve Opening (IVO) and Choke Collapse (CC). The dynamic simulation will verify the primary and secondary level of over pressure protection for the inlet arrangement and flare, including production and test separators.

Billington Process Technology (BPT) is an independent digital solution, simulation and service company with Headquarter outside Oslo, Norway. BPT has unique domain knowledge within production and process facilities. We are world-class users of process simulators, and among the specialties are compressor design as well as process safety. The BPT Digital Production Twin includes an unmatched solution for holistic sensor-correction providing invaluable data fundament for a number of advanced digital applications (ala machine learning) as well as calibrated steady-state and dynamic simulators for efficient production optimization. BPT is a frontrunner in modernizing field development approach together with innovating oil companies. A BPT specialty is to apply integrated multiphase flow and dynamic process simulators throughout the field development, commissioning, and life of field to validate and improve design as well as troubleshoot and perform production optimization.

For more information about this press release, please contact Knut Erik Spilling, BPTs Vice President for Sales & Marketing (phone: +47 90 08 79 76 or e-mail: