BMT and Sonardyne Partner on Subsea Monitoring
Engineering consultancy BMT and subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. will together provide advanced integrated marine integrity monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry under a new agreement announced today at the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition and conference in Brazil.
The official Teaming Agreement will allow the two companies to collaboratively provide smarter and more efficient through-life solutions for monitoring and managing critical subsea assets, including drilling and production risers, moorings and wellheads.
By jointly offering BMT’s monitoring and analysis capabilities with Sonardyne’s expertise in autonomous, long-endurance data collection and through-water telemetry, clients globally will benefit from a wider range of options to bring more subsea integrity data to their desktops faster, making it easier for them to make safety critical decisions at the right time, the companies said.
BMT and Sonardyne already have a strong working relationship and see this agreement as an opportunity to offer a further step-change in the solutions provided to customers. BMT will bring 30 years of marine instrumentation design experience and extensive integration expertise to the working arrangement, while Sonardyne will provide access to subsea data logging and communication technology including its SMART low-power subsea sensors.
The two companies said they are already working on proposals for major operators globally, which would offer significant cost reductions on existing systems, with longer periods between maintenance.