OneSubsea's multiphase compressor is a wet gas compressor with no requirements for an upstream separation facility or an antisurge system, which simplifies its subsea system requirements. The compressor is a contrarotating machine specifically designed for pressure boosting of unprocessed wellstream. Developed in collaboration with Statoil, this configuration allows for a compact design that is easy to install by use of light intervention vessels, and is based on the well-proven design developed for subsea booster pumps. The compressor is capable of handling high liquid contents without mechanical issues, with gas volume fractions typically ranging from 95% to 100%. The application of a wet gas compressor in the subsea environment eliminates the need for preprocessing in a subsea compression system, thus enabling the deployment of simplified subsea systems at lower capital expenditures and field development costs.
SBM Offshore's ARCA chain connector technology attaches mooring lines to floating units. Placing the chain articulation in the mooring line allows for floating units to be recovered for inspection and maintenance. The chain connector also enables diverless connection and disconnection as well as significant cost reduction for turret mooring systems.
The Tracerco Discovery subsea computerized tomography scanner allows companies to nonintrusively inspect complex subsea flowlines (including pipe in pipe, risers, and pipe bundles) for flow assurance issues and integrity flaws from the outside of the pipe without removing any protective and insulation coatings. The scanner provides data on pipeline integrity and flow assurance problems to an accuracy of nearly 1 mm without stopping production or removing coatings.
Oceaneering's Magna subsea inspection system is a screening inspection tool that assesses the mechanical integrity of assets at a high rate of speed without disrupting production. The advanced system is deployable by a remotely operated vehicle, inspects 360 around the pipe, and provides real-time data of the wall condition with a single deployment.
The current version has been deployed for platform salvage and removal operations. The cutter delivers a large-scale abrasive cutting wire of up to 20 ft below the mudline. The wire cuts through soils, platform piles, and well conductors with internals all-in-one operation by combining operations that have been used historically for subsea cutting. Specifically, it eliminates the need for internal pile jetting and cleaning, internal cutting tools or explosives, and divers for situations in which external jetting and cutting must be performed.
The Weatherford Red Eye subsea water-cut meter uses near-infrared light to provide water-onset detection, water-cut measurement, and water-to-hydrate interior ratio measurement. The meter operates in a full three-phase flow stream at any gas volume fraction, and is unaffected by changes in salinity, hydrogen sulfide, or carbon dioxide, thus eliminating the need for corrections related to those factors. It is capable of measuring water cut in a multiphase line and enabling the measurement of relative concentrations of water and hydrate inhibitor. A subsea flow measurement system typically measures the commingled production from multiple wells. The meter enables operators to track the water production of each individual well.
AMETEK Solidstate Controls' digitally controlled ferroresonant uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system is an online double-conversion UPS system that provides continuous, clean, and regulated power for critical alternating current loads. Designed specifically for process control in industrial applications, the system combines the digital control, communications, monitoring, and diagnostic capabilities of a pulse-width modulation UPS system with the design of a ferroresonant transformer.
Phoenix Mecano's Rose fiberglass EX watertight safety enclosure is a modified version of the company's standard fiberglass watertight enclosure. Carbon has been added to the material to reduce surface conductivity to almost zero. The enclosure is offered in three types: increased safety, intrinsic safety, and empty. It is designed for use in hazardous environments where increased safety and intrinsic safety enclosures are allowed. Each enclosure includes a fiberglass lid and base, captive stainless steel lid screws, and a silicone gasket.
Turbines Inc.'s TMC Series cryogenic turbine flowmeters have a stainless steel body and shaft, with a nickel rotor in all available line sizes. The meters handle temperatures ranging from -450 F to 450 F and a flow rate of 1 to 12,000 gal/min. They have cryogenic and ceramic ball bearings, and magnetic pickup coils are optional.