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Tie-in overpressure protection study

A well-known engineering house has awarded BPT a detailed simulation study to investigate the overpressure protection system at a host facility for a possible tie-in of a new field.

“This contract proves BPT’s standing as probably the number one project executer of high-fidelity validation studies for multiphase tie-ins to processing facilities”, states Arne Gulbraar, VP of Process Safety in BPT. "At least, process safety domain expertise around multiphase tie-ins has been gained by more than 90 tie-in evaluations over the last 15 years."

The subsea field and host facility is located at the Norwegian Continental Shelf. BPT will work closely both with the engineering firm and operators of tie-in and host.

The main objectives with the study are to validate the process safety and operability for various possible scenarios in operation. Senarios to verify are the pressure protection of inlet arrangement for the relief contingency cases Inadvertent Valve Opening (IVO) and Choke Collapse (CC). The dynamic simulation "from well to flare tip" 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.