Subsea ‘Smart Standardization’
Enpro Subsea & Kosmos Energy commit to subsea ‘smart standardization’ in Gulf of Mexico
Enpro Subsea reached a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Kosmos Energy (formerly Deep Gulf Energy) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization via Enpro’s patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.
FAM essentially creates an enhanced production ‘USB port’ within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea Xmas Trees and Manifolds, with FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering ‘Smart Standardization’ and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from their subsea wells.
The Kosmos Flow Access Modules are primarily being used to enable retrievable multiphase metering within the jumper envelope between the XT and the manifold. The FAM technology simplifies their standard well jumper, enabling longer spans and reducing fatigue while enabling project specific technologies (MPFM) retrievable independently of the jumper. Additionally, FAM enables a range of enhanced production options including water cut metering, flow assurance, hydraulic intervention and fluid sampling, allowing the operator to adapt the technology within the FAM to suit the needs of the reservoir.
The award is for four FAM systems, which will be installed on South Santa Cruz, Odd Job, Double Team and Kodiak fields. This brings the total number of adopted FAM systems adopted globally to more than 50, since the product was first launched in 2015.