The Subsea All-Electric Joint Industry Project fronted by TotalEnergies and Equinor have expended extensive efforts and resources over the past 5-6 years, together with several other Energy Providers and strong industrial support from Service Providers, to develop a fully qualified All-Electric subsea system. This next-generation system leverages existing subsea infrastructure to minimize the need for new equipment and materials, reducing its carbon footprint. The all-electric design not only enhances well control and monitoring, but also improves the safety and environmental impact of subsea operations.
The establishment of a standardized approach for subsea all electric equipment has made a major impact on safety, security, and environmental responsibility in the subsea industry. The standard ensures the safety and security of subsea operations by reducing the risk of accidents, failures and provide clear design and usage guidelines for subsea All-Electric systems. The implementation of this standard will result in the removal of hydraulic emissions, reduction of chemical handling on support vessels and facilities, fumes, and high-pressure containment.
At least three development projects have now selected eVXT as base case for their developments.
In conclusion, the All Electric SPS Initiative is a significant step forward in improving the efficiency, reliability, and integrity management of subsea production systems. The collaboration between TotalEnergies, Equinor, and other industry players is essential to further develop the technology and achieve standardization across the industry. The Joint Operator Specification for All-Electric Subsea Production Systems will facilitate industry-wide adoption of the technology, benefitting all stakeholders.