Next-gen subsea compressors to reduce size, weight by 50%

By Turbomachinery International

Oct 13, 2016

Aker Solutions and MAN Diesel & Turbo teamed up in October 2015 to build on their joint experience from Åsgard and their extensive oil and gas industry expertise. The partnership expects to reduce the size and weight of future systems by at least half, greatly lowering investment and installation costs.

The Åsgard system, which has been running with practically no stops or interruptions in its first year, will help recover an additional 306 million barrels of oil equivalents more cost-effectively, safely and with a smaller environmental footprint than a traditional platform.

Aker Solutions delivered the system in close collaboration with partners including MAN and the operator Statoil. “We’re proud to have played a leading part in developing this groundbreaking technology, which is proving its value as we now mark one year of strong operations since going on stream,” said Hervé Valla, chief technology officer at Aker Solutions. “Together with MAN we’re taking this technology further to deliver slimmer and lower-cost compression systems without compromising on effectiveness.”

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