• Subsea Tree Systems to be Deployed in the North Sea, Irish Sea.
• SVXT Systems Smaller, Lighter and Help Cut Installation Costs.
GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE), a leading supplier of equipment for offshore exploration and drilling projects, has signed contracts totaling more than $15 million to provide subsea systems to Centrica Energy Upstream of Aberdeen for use in projects in the North Sea and the Irish Sea.
GE reported at Offshore Europe 2011 that it will supply four shallow water vertical tree (SVXT) subsea tree systems for fields in the U.K. Southern North Sea gas basin and the East Irish Sea, and one MVXT system for use in the U.K. Central North Sea.
“The SVXT systems incorporate GE’s latest design for shallow water applications and offer new, innovative features to meet Centrica Energy’s specific requirements,” said Matt Corbin, regional leader—United Kingdom and continental Europe for GE Oil & Gas. “The SVXT tree system is smaller and lighter than any traditional shallow water systems on the market and also offers the lowest installed cost.”
The SVXT subsea tree merges horizontal and vertical tree technology, reducing weight by 20 percent, decreasing height and also delivering essential functionality in a pre-engineered, pre-configured modular style. Low-cost installation is achieved through a design that enables deployment using standard offshore jack-up drilling rigs without the need for major modifications.
The MVXT Tree System will be deployed in the Central North Sea and is a standard structured M-Series Vertical Subsea Tree, Nominal 18-3/4" - 5" x 2" 10K system.
“Centrica is at the forefront of developing marginal fields by using new and innovative approaches. The right technology is key to ensuring the economic viability of these fields so we’re delighted to be working with GE on its new subsea tree technology,” said Greg McKenna, commercial director for Centrica Energy Upstream.
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