Subsea Gas Compression News

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)

Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020

and unmanned platforms are also high on the agenda, including that of Norway’s largest oilfield services company Aker Solutions, who announced in October that it aims to generate half of its revenue from renewable energy and low-carbon technologies (such as carbon capture and storage, subsea gas compression, floating wind farms, electrification, etc) by 2030.Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)A lot of hydrocarbonsIn October 2019, the mega Johan Sverdrup field

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Partners Target Subsea Gas Seperation

qualities that are suitable for bulk separation of CO2 in a typical subsea process, and confirm technical and economic use of subsea processing as a favorable concept for the realization of offshore CO2 EOR in combination with reinjection and storage of CO2.Aker Solutions delivered the first subsea gas compression system to Equinor for the Åsgard field offshore Norway. The system has been in operation with no unplanned downtime since it was installed in 2015. The subsea gas separation technology in combination with the subsea gas compression technology could make offshore handling of CO2 for

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Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

Sea."Growth in segments such as renewables and CCUS increases the addressable market for Aker Solutions," Araujo said. "Our ambition is to become the recognized leader in low carbon offerings and sustainable solutions."Other low carbon technologies such as solutions such as subsea gas compression and electrification of production assets and unmanned platforms are also high on the company's agenda.Aker Solutions delivered the world’s first subsea gas compression system to Equinor’s Åsgard field in 2015. The company is currently involved in developing the first

Workers assembling subsea equipment at Aker Solutions factory in Brazil. Photo: Aker Solutions

Interview: Woodson Ferreira, Aker Solutions, Brazil

;s original expertise in subsea operations came from the challenges of developing the deep waters and complex reservoirs of the North Sea, where Aker Solutions was one of the original companies installing subsea equipment and developing subsea systems. In 2015, it delivered the world’s first subsea gas compression system for Statoil’s Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea, about 200 km  off the coast. The system, nearly the size of a football field, revolutionized offshore natural gas production by cutting costs and improving safety with fully-fledged oil and gas production and processing

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN’s Subsea Compressors Reach Field Proven Status

 Both subsea compression trains at Statoil’s Åsgard field have achieved more than 25,000 operation hours with an availability close to 100 percent.    The world’s first subsea gas compression facility features two MAN Diesel & Turbo HOFIM motor-compressor units.   The Åsgard subsea compression system has officially reached the highest Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 with both trains surpassing 10,000 operating hours. The subsea facility demonstrated an availability close to 100 percent - the very few interruptions were caused by failure of the

Illustration of Åsgard subsea gas compression, see also the animation below. Photo Statoil

Running like a clock on the Seabed

The world’s first subsea gas compression system has now been in operation for one year on the Åsgard field. The system has been running like a Swiss clock with practically no stops or interruptions. It was in September 2015 Statoil and its partners started up the world’s first subsea gas compression system on the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea. “Quality in all sections of the project and also during operation has contributed to maintain a system regularity of close to 100% through its first year of operation,” says Halvor Engebretsen, vice president for

Photo: Balltec

Flangeless Subsea Plug Launcher for Pipeline Upgrade

. The flangeless subsea plug launcher technology played a critical role in Statoil’s infrastructure upgrade methodology for the Åsgard Millom pipeline.   Balltec established a close working relationship with Statoil while working on a new lifting system for the Åsgard subsea gas compression project. It was during this time that Statoil asked Balltec to investigate the possibility of designing and manufacturing a subsea plug launcher to their unique specifications.   The plug launcher was built on technology used in Balltec’s recently developed flangeless subsea

World´s first wet gas compression on the seabed of the North Sea Gullfaks field.

Statoil, Partners Start Subsea Gas Compression

,” says Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Technology, Projects & Drilling (TPD). “Subsea processing and gas compression represent the next generation oil and gas recovery, taking us a big step forward,” she says. Statoil is the first company to apply subsea gas compression. In mid-September Statoil also started Åsgard subsea gas compression. The two projects are the first of their kind worldwide, and represent two different technologies for maintaining production when the reservoir pressure drops after a certain time. Subsea compression has stronger

World's First Subsea Compression System

Aker Delivers World's First Subsea Compression System

  The world's first subsea gas compression system went on stream yesterday at the Statoil-operated Åsgard field. Aker Solutions has delivered the subsea compression system for this field development. "We're immensely proud to be part of this achievement, which is a major milestone for our industry," said Aker Solutions' Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo. "The close collaboration we've had with Statoil and our suppliers has been essential to ensure the successful delivery of this break-through technology." Aker Solutions in December 2010 was awarded the contract

June 2015: Installation work at the Asgard field, with the North Sea Giant vessel.

First Subsea Gas Compression Plant On Line

Statoil and its partners this week put the first subsea gas compression facility on line at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea, Statoil announced. Subsea compression will add some 306 million barrels of oil equivalent to total output over the field’s life. This subsea technology milestone opens new opportunities in deeper waters, and in areas far from shore. Recovery from the Midgard reservoir on Åsgard will increase from 67 percent to 87 percent, and from 59 percent to 84 percent from the Mikkel reservoir.  Overall, 306 million barrels of oil equivalent will be added. “Th

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