Improved Subsea production systems, including processing facilities, hold the key to the successful development of many new and existing fields.
Subsea processing facilities range from simple two phase separation, to three phase separation with oil boosting, re-injection of produced water, and compression.
Aker Solutions pioneered subsea processing with its development of the booster station (KBS) back in the late 80’s. Aker Solutions is currently building and qualifying a full scale 12,5 MW compressor station pilot for Statoil/Shell on behalf of the Ormen Lange licensee.
Subsea gas compression is today an available solution for well fluid boosting by compressing the hydrocarbon gases and pumping the hydrocarbon liquids. The system can handle all variations in gas/liquid ratio, but typical applications are gas and gas-condensate fields which require pressure support for the transport of gas to land based processing facilities or to processing platforms with long tie-backs.
A full range of Aker Solutions’ processing and compression systems can be found in the links below.