Enpro Subsea Supports First Oil for LLOG Exploration in Gulf of Mexico
In June, LLOG Exploration delivered first production from its Crown and Anchor field in the Gulf of Mexico.
This milestone also represents a major 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 was selected by LLOG as it fully aligns with the company's strategic approach to fast track, capital efficient subsea tiebacks. FAM essentially 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 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.
Enpro Subsea said 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.