BP Foinaven Umbilical Sensor

BP Foinaven Field: An innovative umbilical curvature sensing package developed by BPP-TECH. The system was designed to monitor:

  • Stresses in umbilical and vessel motions
  • Whether dynamic umbilical system response is close to global analysis
  • Production riser performance
  • Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV)
  • Bend stiffener

BPP-TECH’s system enabled the comparison of the actual loads on the umbilical with the design specification. This can predict the remaining life of the umbilical installation.