Another FPSO pump order for Sulzer

Sulzer has received an order for five more HPcp water injection pumps to support the largest floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Guyana’s Stabroek block.

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The Swiss engineering group has already delivered 11 high pressure water injection pumps for the FPSO arena.

In this project, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company will also lease and operate the FPSO for two years. As a result, the efficiency and reliability of the major pumping equipment are very important. Sulzer has a long-standing partnership with the EPC.

The latest FPSO is designed to produce 250,000 barrels of oil per day, with an associated gas treatment capacity of 450 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 300,000 barrels per day. Operating in water around 1,800 meters deep, the new vessel will have a storage capacity of around 2 million barrels of crude oil.

Typically, high-pressure pumps are used to inject treated seawater or produced water into the aquifer formation to stimulate and drive oil to the production riser.