Total Oil completes multiphase pump project in Dunbar field

Click here to enlarge imageTotalFinaElf SA unit Total Oil Marine PLC was recently supplied with two variable-speed drive packages to control multiphase pumps on its Dunbar platform in the UK North Sea; the pumps started up in late 1999 (OGJ, Nov. 15, 1999, p. 34).The multiphase pumping module, with a combined weight of nearly 700 tonnes, is shown here being loaded from the Heerema yard in Hartlepool, UK, before being shipped to the platform's location, about 120 km northeast of the Shetland Islands.The drive packages were supplied by a consortium of Sulzer Pumps France and ABB Automation Ltd. Through the development of an offshore pumping installation, Total was able to achieve a 30...

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