New concepts extend dry-tree production into deeper water

John W. Chianis, Phillip B. Poll ABB Lummus Global Oil & Gas-Americas Houston TLP components (Fig. 1) [85,917 bytes] Response characteristics (Fig. 2) [77,490 bytes] Gulf of Mexico TLP weight summary (Fig. 3) [73,526 bytes] Cost comparison (Fig. 4) [51,456 bytes] Composite riser (Fig. 5) [21,785 bytes] Framing comparison (Fig. 6) [49,361 bytes] Subsea separation and injection (Fig. 7) [47,561 bytes] Single-column floater (Fig. 8) [68,865 bytes] New concepts will allow dry-tree production in deeper water. This is important because dry, or surface, trees can signifi...

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