As well as operating regional wind and wave models, BMT ARGOSS can generate and provide localised hindcast data sets and has recently worked closely with sister company, BMT WBM to undertake innovative, nested hydrodynamicMetOcean data modelling in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia. Coupled with its recent development in tropical storm modelling, BMT ARGOSS is providing the necessary support within the engineering design, planning and installation phases of offshore production facilities including jacket and floating structures, as well as the associated pipelines back to shore.
Robin Stephens, Manager of the Metocean Group at BMT ARGOSS explains: “As oil and gas companies look towards much deeper water provinces such as the Makassar Strait and areas close to Vietnam for offshore production, metocean studies become even more important due to the harsher environmental conditions. Our customers need to be able to understand and quantify the conditions that need to be withstood and we can guide them through this process.”
Stephens continues: “It’s all about reducing the uncertainty in the basis of design – we’re working in a very erratic environment and we need to inform the design engineers of pragmatic values for extreme loadings and that’s a balance between economy and safety.”