Project Name
BAMSE: B-Annulus Monitoring System

Client
Statoil

Description
Continuous pressure and temperature monitoring system for B-annulus for subsea wells. Currently in review for Statoil TRL4 qualification

Techni Contribution
Concept sensor design, system design, prototyping, extensive testing

Technical Challenge
The B-annulus is inaccessible for subsea wells, hence there is a desire to not have any fragile electronic components in this space. It is also not desirable to have any penetrations of the casing. Challenge is to measure and communicate the pressure in B-annulus. BAMSE system utilizes a novelultrasonics based system to measure through the casing wall

Other
Monitoring of B-annulus is required by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority: “Annulus should have pressure monitoring”

 

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