Sclumberger has bagged an integrated subsea boosting system contract from Kosmos Energy, a project which could help extend field life while reducing carbon emissions.
The contract was awarded to OneSubsea and its alliance partner, Subsea 7, by Kosmos Energy Gulf of Mexico Operations, LLC, for an (EPCI) contract for the Odd Job field in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea Integration Alliance is a non-incorporated strategic global alliance between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, the subsea technologies, production, and processing business of Schlumberger, bringing together field development planning, project delivery and total lifecycle solutions under an extensive technology and services portfolio.
Don Sweet, director, Subsea Production Systems said:
“The system will be tied back to the existing facility, thereby achieving significant cost and energy savings, as well as reducing CO2 emissions, all while improving Kosmos Energy’s ultimate recovery.”
An entity managed by Ridgewood Energy Corporation is also an owner in the Odd Job field. Through the engineering, procurement, construction and installation or EPCI contract, OneSubsea, the subsea technologies, production, and processing systems business of Schlumberger, will supply a subsea multiphase boosting system, topside equipment, and a 16-mile integrated power and control umbilical.
Project management, engineering, assembly and testing will be performed at the OneSubsea facilities in Bergen and Horsøy, Norway, while transport to the field and installation will be carried out by Subsea 7. OneSubsea has a strong track record of innovation, including world-leading experience in subsea multiphase boosting systems.
Since 1994, OneSubsea has delivered more than 40 projects, including some 115 subsea boosting pumps. It has been shown that the application of subsea multiphase boosting can increase production rates by 20% to more than 200%, in addition to a substantial increase in total recovery as backpressure on the reservoir is offloaded by a seabed processing system.
Subsea Integration Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Olivier Blaringhem, said: “This contract recognizes the successful alliance model that brings together Subsea 7’s extensive track record in delivery of large-scale EPCI projects, with OneSubsea’s subsea processing technology leadership. Our alliance will improve Kosmos’ field economics while lowering complexity, cost and risk to achieve production objectives safely, on time and within cost targets.”