The energy company Eni Norge, a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. has joined the Siemens Subsea Power Grid Joint Industry Program (JIP). Siemens Subsea is developing a complete subsea power network with a group of partners, led by Chevron and including Statoil, Exxon and Petrobras, as part of a Joint Industry Program (JIP).
The JIP lead by Chevron with ExxonMobil and Statoil as partners is one of the main initiatives in the offshore oil and gas industry for advancing large scale subsea processing.
The Siemens Subsea Power Grid will provide oil companies with the tools needed to use subsea processing on a wider range of projects including long step-outs, deep water (3000m) and in remote areas. Ultimately the Subsea Power Grid will be a key enabler for building the full subsea factories of the future.
Siemens Subsea power solutions also provides opportunities for oil companies to achieve Increased Oil Recovery from existing fields thus maximizing the return for clients while ensuring recoverable resources are not left in the ground.
The program which includes the manufacturing, testing and qualification of complete power modules in a system configuration is currently in its final stage before the solutions will be commercially available to offshore oil and gas operators.