Proserv has secured a contract worth over $5.5 million with Repsol to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea.
The award scope initially covers the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing subsea control system. Using Proserv’s unique technology and expertise, the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original design life, with no compromise on functionality.
The entire subsea control system will be upgraded to provide state of the art functionality including high speed data management and transmission capability with sufficient capacity for future field expansion or increased data capture.
As part of the workscope, Proserv will engineer, manufacture and supply all associated topside and subsea equipment. The refurbishment and servicing of the subsea control modules and the manufacturing of the subsea electronics modules and master control station will be delivered by the company’s subsea controls experts in Trondheim and Stavanger, Norway. Each control module will include Proserv’s award-winning Artemis 2G (A2G) subsea electronics modules which are designed to be compatible with existing infrastructure to avoid costly system replacements and protect against obsolescence.
“The revitalization of the Yme field, with Repsol bringing forward a revised plan for development and operation, is a prime example of how Proserv’s approach can add value by improving existing equipment reliability and maximizing field life,” Tore Erntsen, who is Proserv’s vice president for subsea controls, said.
The recoverable oil reserves for the field are estimated at approximately 65 million barrels at 10-year’s total production with first oil planned for the first half of 2020.
This latest award builds on the success of the subsea controls brownfield upgrade project completed by Proserv for Statoil’s Visund Field.
The project will be delivered over a two year period in line with key project milestones.