fiber optic monitoring, subsea, flowline, flow assurance, subsea tree
Bass Lite deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico, at water depths of approximately 2,050 m (6,750 feet), commenced operation in February 2008. Natural gas is produced from Bass Lite via a 90-km (56-mile) subsea tieback to the Devils Tower Spar. This project involved several innovations, one of which was the incorporation of a fiber optic sensing system that measures realtime temperature, pressure and strain along the pipeline length. This is a first of its kind innovation that is in actual operation.
Original Publication Citation
Brower, David, et al. "Fiber optic monitoring of subsea equipment." ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brower, David; Hedengren, John; Loegering, Cory; Brower, Alexis; Witherow, Karl; and Winter, Karl, "Fiber Optic Monitoring of Subsea Equipment" (2012). All Faculty Publications. 1716.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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