Operators, FMC team up to develop subsea production equipment

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BP PLC, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have signed an agreement with FMC Technologies Inc. to jointly develop next-generation standardized subsea production equipment and systems for producing oil and gas from deepwater high-pressure, high-temperature reservoirs.

The group plans to build the equipment and systems to withstand pressures reaching 20,000 psi and temperatures reaching 350° F. at the mudline, while improving overall deepwater development through the standardization of materials, processes, and interfaces, as well as the enhancement of reliability and operability.

BP previously reported its intention with Maersk Drilling to develop conceptual engineering designs for next-generation offshore drilling rigs as part of the company’s Project 20K, an initiative to develop what BP calls “next-generation systems…to help unlock the next frontier of deepwater oil and gas resources (OGJ Online, Feb. 8, 2013).” At the time the company said current equipment has a technical limit of 15,000 psi and 250° F.

Related Articles

BLM announces California oil, gas strategy as CCST issues report

08/29/2014 The US Bureau of Land Management’s California state office announced a comprehensive strategy for its oil and gas program in the state after receiv...

BHI: US rig count recoups last week’s losses, jumps to 1,914

08/29/2014 The US drilling rig count jumped 18 units to reach 1,914 rigs working, gaining back the 17 units it lost last week plus one, during the week ended ...

VAALCO updates operations offshore Gabon

08/29/2014

VAALCO Energy Inc. provided an update on its operations offshore Gabon.

India’s ONGC to invest in Daman development in Arabian Sea

08/29/2014 India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. will invest $864.5 million to enhance natural gas and condensate production from its Tapti Daman block in the A...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected