Unique production technology sees energy firm seal £3.8m deal

Energy services company Proserv has secured a contract worth over £3.8m with energy company Repsol to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea.

The energy firm has secured a contract worth over £3.8m to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment – image courtesy of Proserv.

The award scope initially covers the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing subsea control system.

Using Proserv’s unique technology and expertise, the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original design life, with no compromise on functionality.

The entire subsea control system will be upgraded to provide state of the art functionality including high speed data management and transmission capability with sufficient capacity for future field expansion or increased data capture.

Henrik Johnson, region president for Scandinavia at Proserv, commented: “We are starting to see strong uptake for our Augmented Control Technologies (ACT) approach which helps clients optimise their subsea production in a more cost-effective way.”

As part of the workscope, Proserv will engineer, manufacture and supply all associated topside and subsea equipment. The refurbishment and servicing of the subsea control modules and the manufacturing of the subsea electronics modules and master control station will be delivered by the company’s subsea controls experts in Trondheim and Stavanger, Norway.

Each control module will include Proserv’s award-winning Artemis 2G (A2G) subsea electronics modules which are designed to be compatible with existing infrastructure to avoid costly system replacements and protect against obsolescence.

Tore Erntsen, vice president for subsea controls at Proserv, said: “In these austere times, it is fundamental to change the way we act and respond to a challenge. Just as there’s never been a greater need for collaboration, we must think smarter about technology and how we can use what already exists in different ways together.”

65 million barrels in 10 years 

The recoverable oil reserves for the field are estimated at approximately 65 million barrels at 10 year’s total production with first oil planned for the first half of 2020.

This latest award builds on the success of the subsea controls brownfield upgrade project completed by Proserv for Statoil’s Visund Field. The project will be delivered over a two-year period in line with key project milestones.

Proserv is a technology-driven company providing products, services and bespoke solutions to clients across the drilling, production and decommissioning market sectors.

Operating worldwide through 22 operating centres based in 12 countries, the company has won a string of industry awards over the years in recognition of its achievements.

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