Optimum compressor choice boosts Brent gas production

Three projects progressively modified gas compression on the UK Brent field to lower suction pressures in-line with late life reservoir and production requirements for depressurizing the field.The long-term field development (LTFD) project laid the foundations for depressurizing Brent field, while the two-step low-pressure operation (LPO) and low-pressure operation plus (LPOP) compressor upgrade minimized risk and lifecycle cost.Each new compressor design leveraged proved technology of its time so as not to jeopardize machine reliability and gas availability. The technical innovations incorporated in the LPOP compressor extended the operational envelope beyond that thought possible at LTF...

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