LLOG Deploys Enpro Subsea FAM Technology in Gulf of Mexico

Enpro’s FAM modules awaiting subsea deployment in Gulf of Mexico; Image Source: Enpro Subsea

In June this year, LLOG Exploration delivered first production from their Crown and Anchor field in the Gulf of Mexico.

This milestone also represents an achievement for Aberdeen-based Enpro Subsea, as it is the first of multiple deployments by LLOG of its patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

The FAM technology creates an enhanced production ‘USB port’ within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea Xmas Trees and Manifolds, with the FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering ‘Smart Standardization’ and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from their subsea wells, Enpro explains.

Enpro Subsea was awarded an engineering and procurement contract in August last year by LLOG Exploration for the delivery and installation of 12 FAMs in total, the remainder of which will be installed across multiple 10k and 15k LLOG fields in the Gulf of Mexico throughout 2018.

The LLOG Flow Access Modules are initially being used to enable independently retrievable multiphase metering located within the jumper envelope between the XT and the manifold. Additionally, FAM enables a range of enhanced production options including water cut metering, flow assurance, hydraulic intervention and fluid sampling, allowing the Operator to adapt the technology within the FAM to suit the needs of the reservoir.

Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea CEO, said: “This is a major milestone for Enpro Subsea, we appreciate the opportunity to work with LLOG on these multiple projects.

“LLOG has a strong reputation for delivering innovative, cost effective projects in record time. The adoption of FAM to provide first oil faster and to maximize the potential ultimate recovery is wholly aligned with that philosophy.

“The LLOG award was our third in the Gulf of Mexico and allowed us to further strengthen our operational capabilities and supply chain in the US.”

The success with LLOG follows the adoption of the same FAM technology by an operator in West Africa earlier this year for full field development. It takes the number of wells benefiting from FAM technology globally to 38, since first introduced in 2016.

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