OneSubsea to provide pump systems for Gulf of Mexico development

The award, which follows a Technology Qualification Program, will deliver the industry’s first 15 000-psi subsea pump system, to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 9500 ft (2900 m).

The scope of supply includes a dual pump station with two 3 MW single-phase pumps and two subsea control modules, a topside power and control module, a barrier-fluid hydraulic power unit with associated spares as well as installation and maintenance tools. Manufacturing and testing will take place at OneSubsea’s processing centre of excellence facility in Horsoy, Norway.

“Based on OneSubsea’s field-proven boosting technology, this is another innovative step forward for our subsea pumping systems,” said Jack Moore, chairman and CEO of Cameron. “This boosting technology will be key for enhancing recovery and increasing production from the ultra-deepwater environment in the lower tertiary region of the Gulf of Mexico.”

The system, which will be tied back to the Stones FPSO, is expected to be ready for delivery from Horsoy in early 2018.