Case Studies

  • Powering Up - The PowerCab JIP

    BPP-Cables, on behalf of BPP-TECH, managed the PowerCab Joint Industry Project (JIP) on behalf of four participating companies: BG Group; BP Exploration; DUCO (Technip) and Shell UK.

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  • Scouring the Shallows

    The disturbance to water flow patterns caused by seabed installations can result in localised erosion and, if left unchecked, this so-called scouring may threaten the integrity and stability of sub-sea foundations. With environmental concerns bringing ‘green’ energy sources such as tidal, wave and wind power increasingly into the energy mix, there is a pressing need to be able to accurately predict structure induced scour so that reliable and cost effective protection can be deployed.

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  • Standing the Test of Time

    The offshore industry has many over used words and phrases, which often camouflage technical complexity and the criticality of form and function. Control umbilicals have been required since the first offshore installation and they have, over the years, become complex and vital engineered components for offshore production.

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  • Umbilical Structural and Installation Analysis

    Subsea control and chemical injection umbilicals are becoming a major component in the development of new offshore oil fields. This is seen in the move, by an increasing number of oil and gas companies, towards the use of subsea production systems.

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  • Cable Handling, Laying & Recovery

    BPP-Cables have developed methodologies and software modules for carrying out cable handling, laying, and recovery analyses.  These methodologies are collectively called CHARM. They can be used as an operation planning tool, or as a training facility enabling users to evaluate the effects of parametric changes in operational procedures.

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  • Risk Management: Science or Art?

    In one way or another the technical services that BPP-Cables offers are in the business of risk management. Will that cable still be operational in thirty five years, or what is the probability of a major incident occurring during the upcoming winter?

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  • Umbilicals & Flexible Pipes: Buyer Beware

    Since the earliest applications of flexible pipes and umbilicals in the offshore industry, BPP-Cables has been engaged in providing operators, contractors and manufacturers with specialist services for flexible pipes, including risers, and for helically armoured and steel tube umbilicals. These have included third party design verification, preparation of specifications and manufacturing plans, and carrying out or overseeing qualification testing and manufacturing plant inspections.

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