Redevelopment support

Ashtead Technology has successfully completed a subsea integrity management project to support BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, West of Shetland


Ashtead Technology has successfully completed a subsea integrity management project to support BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, West of Shetland. Ashtead, a leading independent provider of subsea technology and equipment, deployed its new Deflection Monitoring System (DMS), to capture critical data required to safely deploy and install two subsea manifolds at water depths of 400m. The technology was launched to the market earlier this year.

Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology said: “Whilst subsea structures look robust and are designed to last decades, they can be easily damaged during installation and incorrect orientation can lead to stress on flowlines and jumpers.

“In today’s increasingly harsh exploratory environments, data is key – it allows us to ensure subsea structures are installed to meet the differing complexities of developments around the world, offering long-term reliability and safety.

“Our Deflection Monitoring System was designed to provide a versatile platform for improved cost and safety performance, whilst reducing technological and operational risk and capturing key information that can extend the life of subsea assets.

“Quad 204 represents one of the most significant projects ongoing in the region and we are honoured to have been able to support BP with an integrity management solution for such an important field development.”