Fugro has delivered a bespoke structural monitoring system for Exxon Neftegas to help monitor the structural integrity of its Berkut oil platform.
The site, in the Arkutun Dagi field, is one of the world’s largest floatover platforms and has been designed so that topsides are isolated from the base using FPB (friction pendulum bearings).
The site is located in the Russian Far East and faces challenges from the sub-arctic environment that includes 18 metre waves, two metre ice flows and temperatures ranging from -44C to +32C.
Fugro was commissioned to provide an integrated system which would be able to both monitor the seismic response of the platform and the performance of FPB’s.
The system also had to be approved by the Russian GOST and GOST-EX certification requirements and withstand the extreme environmental conditions.
The environmental and explosion protection equipment was configured at its Glasgow offices in Scotland, using a set of proven sensing and data acquisition equipment.