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North Sea operator engage BPT in production troubleshooting

BPT has been involved in an operational task force with one of the main production assets at the Norwegian Continental Shelf experiencing significant bottlenecks in exporting the produced hydrocarbons within specifications.

“BPT using our in-depth production experience and advanced simulation applications to assess the root-cause of bottlenecks and testing out possible improvements in a virtual simulation environment, being calibrated with the production data for the operating facility. Close collaboration with customer key personnel is instrumental to achieve best possible problem-solving", informs Knut Erik Spilling.

Unique domain, process and simulation expertise

BPT has a unique combination of cross-discipline domain experts covering all aspects of production, process facilities, control, communication & automation as well as subject matter experts in steady state and dynamic process simulation as well as multiphase flow simulators. These experts cover a wide range from field development, process design, commissioning, field startup and operations.

An unrivaled range of process simulation and flow assurance tools

BPT facilitates a comprehensive toolbox of market-leading process simulators and multiphase flow models, value-creating Apps, digital engineering & lifecycle simulator framework, solutions for real-time systems, training simulator environment as well as workflows and standards. When assessing the needs at initiation of new studies, the fit-for-purpose tools and approaches are defined in coordination with the customer.

Project references

BPT has carried out more than 300 projects worldwide for the oil & gas industry.

The projects have a great variety and span from process design, process optimization, front-end-loading field development, commissioning, offshore work, operational troubleshooting, production optimization, sensor validation, simulation services, integrated simulators, control system check-out simulators, training simulators, online simulators, lifecycle simulators, digital production twins, operational decision support, training courses, etc.

Over the last couple of years, BPT’s domain knowledge and expertise within advanced lifecycle simulation has resulted in several BPT projects within the Green Energy segment. We enhance existing or develop new unit operations as extensions to the market-leading process simulators like HYSYS, UniSim and Petro-SIM for challenging and complex process facilities. Often this also includes reimplementation or new thermodynamic property and equation of state packages.

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.