Cost-saving ideas help develop deepwater Typhoon field

A stab and hinge-over flowline connection system and direct-hydraulic control of subsea wells are two features that saved costs for the deepwater Typhoon development, 100 miles offshore Louisiana in Green Canyon Blocks 236 and 237. Click here to enlarge imageChevron USA Production Co. and BHP Petroleum Inc. are partners in the project that will have an Atlantia Offshore Ltd., Houston, mono-column, tension-leg platform, moored in 2,107 ft of water, and four Cameron subsea horizontal trees (Fig. 1).Cameron is a division of Cooper Cameron Corp., Houston.By going to a direct-hydraulic control of each well, instead of a subsea manifold system, the field operators estimate that development cos...

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