Statoil to Use Subsea Compression on Gullfaks South
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Statoil and partner Petoro will use subsea gas compression on the Gullfaks South field off Norway in the North Sea.
In April, the Norwegian Parliament approved Statoil’s plans to use subsea compression at Åsgard field in the North Sea. Both projects are set for completion in 2015.
Statoil said the Nok$3 billion Gullfaks project would enable it to maintain plateau production from the Gullfaks South Brent reservoir and increase the gas recovery rate from 62% to 74%.
It will install two 6700 hp (5 MW) wet gas compressors in a subsea template at 450 ft (135 m). They will be tied in to existing templates and pipeline systems 9.3 miles (15 km) away at Gullfaks C platform.
Framo Engineering was given the contract for the compressor station, including topside power and control systems for Gullfaks C. Nexans will install the power and control cables from Gullfaks C to the subsea compressor station.
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