Enpro Subsea Keeps Busy

Enpro Subsea has reported its busiest 18 months hitting its key strategic objectives with campaigns completed or starting in North Sea, West Africa and Gulf of Mexico.

The enhanced production specialist, which has over 30 personnel based in Aberdeen and Houston, delivers subsea architecture to support the full ‘Life of Field’ of subsea assets from development phase to decommissioning.

Since the first deployment in November 2016, the company has seen 35 of its patented Flow Access Modules (FAM) being adopted by operators globally. It has also seen its Flow Intervention Service (FIS) technology used to complete hydraulic intervention projects across multiple subsea wells in West Africa, and has ongoing subsea operations with a North Sea operator decommissioning its gravity based concrete structures.

The company is currently delivering a 15ksi version of its FIS targeted at high pressure subsea fields, particularly in deepwater US and Africa. The work is being supported by a Scottish Enterprise research and development grant and is planned for completion of testing in Q4 2018.

Enpro Subsea completed work for an operator in the Gulf of Mexico, where its flow access technology reduced project costs, weight and schedule by a third, and supported the client achieving first oil in just 11 months.

Furthermore, the firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DOF Subsea which will enable both parties to offer operators turnkey hydraulic intervention and enhanced production solutions, deployed by the vessel operator’s fleet in the Atlantic region.

Enpro managing director, Ian Donald, said: “The past 18 months have been the busiest in Enpro’s six-year history and we are very proud of our team’s strong work ethic and expertise, both of which have been major contributing factors in our success story so far.

“We now have 35 FAMs adopted across eight subsea fields globally and it is being used as a key enabling technology in some field developments. Following investment by Energy Ventures Private Equity (EVPE) earlier this year, we are now committed to furthering our R&D program and delivering rental products into the market later this year, making it easier for operators to benefit from our enhanced production solutions.”

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