The worlds increasing need for more energy is making the energy companies search for hydrocarbons in deeper water and with longer distances between the well and platform (step-out) than before. As the current systems are designed to operate in shallow-water with relatively short step-outs, the need for new environmentally friendly technology has emerged, providing more flexibility and higher capabilities.
This new technology is all-electric. All-electric systems and electrical actuation will in the future play a key role in the development of greener, more reliable, and better maintainable systems subsea. The technology can expand brownfields utilizing existing infrastructures, reduce the OPEX of the field, give better control and monitoring, increase the oil recovery and be a cost-efficient solution for both, commonplace prospects and for and for deeper waters and longer step-out prospect.
This presentation will present a ready to deploy all-electric VXT with control system, and the test methodology which will fulfil the requirements for TRL 5 acceptance level.
The presentation will also give a view on how Aker Solutions has solved the challenge to build a set of new electro-mechanical building blocks that increases the controls product portfolio and enables control of new functions and equipment in a lean and optimized way independent on system type.
The technology is made such that it can be implemented not only on future greenfield’s, but also on existing fields “retrofitted”, enabling higher production volume, developing further manufacturability, enhancing quality, and reducing component costs.