Evaluate Subsea Equipment Design

Through our unique Pore to Process approach, we bring together a team of subject matter expects from key focus areas to not only design the required equipment but also consider all related field dependencies that could impact equipment life and the resulting field operability. Through efficient communication and accelerated execution, this approach reduces risk and uncertainty for our clients so they can achieve their project targets.

Once the development options are narrowed down to a few concepts, OneSubsea proceeds to optimize field equipment architecture to determine if the concepts are feasible with the current equipment available. The team conducts FEED studies to optimize field development solutions prior to project execution, addressing the various issues that can be instrumental in reducing CAPEX, OPEX, and cycle time. In addition, the team suggests how planning for new or developing technology could help boost production later in life. Through a performance-based model we are able to align directly with the client objectives for field production and reservoir recovery. Taking a holistic view of these models and studies, we are able to simulate how the fluid will flow through the pore space, up through the well, the network and how it’s going to be processed over the life of the field. By doing so we are able to select the right equipment that the client will require to optimize production.

For example, when evaluating the field architecture, each component would be assessed in the context of the entire subsea system solution. The OneSubsea team would review reservoir deliverability, downhole completions, tie-in options, and required chemical injection to ensure all communications and connections work seamlessly with the subsea tree. In the case of subsea boosting, our team consisting of the foremost experts in this domain would evaluate flow regimes before and after the pump installation, suggest the tie-in design to optimize operability and production, and assess the impact of the boosting pump on the system performance over the life of the field.

The subsea hardware is available as individual elements of a client's subsea system architecture or for optimized cost savings, as an integrated subsea production system that includes the subsea production system and subsea boosting system all operated by an integrated control system.