BERGEN, Norway – Total E&P Angola has signed a $200-million contract with Framo Engineering for the supply of a subsea multi-phase pumping system to the Girassol Resources Initiatives Project offshore Angola.
The multi-phase pump system will be installed in block 17 offshore Angola at 1,350 m (4,428 ft) water depth to boost the rates from two production flow loops. The contract covers the complete system of topside power and control and two subsea pump modules. The pump system is based on the latest development of the helico-axial technology, capable of a record differential pressure of up to 120 bar (1,740 psi).
The system will be assembled and tested at the Framo Engineering test facility at Horsoey, Norway. Delivery is planned for summer of 2014.