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Subsea Production Control System Upgrades

Subsea Production Control System Upgrades

Delivering sustainability

BHGE’s proven toolbox approach to technology insertion upgrades delivers long term sustainability, with the added ability to enhance system performance.

BHGE's Toolbox Approach

  • BHGE’s Brownfield Controls Toolbox offers a suite of qualified options to match your individual field needs for performance improvement:

    · Sensor upgrades, with transparent links and intelligent HMI support

    · High speed copper / optical comms for faster information transfer

    · Open architecture SemStar5

    We're committed to keeping our legacy installed base current with a structured and cost-effective approach to obsolescence management.

    Although BHGE’s production systems have historically been design for 25 years of serviceable life, we continue to invest in new products and technologies to provide our customers with an opportunity to upgrade to benefit from enhanced systems performance and extended service life in view of managing obsolescence.

    From mitigating Obsolescence through to enhancing system performance, BHGE has a market leading pedigree in delivering controls upgrades based upon it’s award winning, best-in-class, highly reliable, SemStar5™ technology- so fields with older equipment can continue operating efficiently and safely

    We also provide cost-effective control system enhancements that co-exist with legacy infrastructure, regardless of the OEM, to extend functionality on older assets. So, whether it's a BHGE or another OEM legacy system, our approach of utilizing qualified units and modules assembled into a bespoke solution for your field ensures a low risk upgrade implementation path with a faster delivery cycle.

    Systems, Pods or SEMs

    We can flex the solution to match your needs – whether its a full subsea and topside upgrade with optical comms capability, a change-out of an old SCM for our field proven ModPod, an implant of our SemStar5 into the existing SCM retaining the existing hymech capability, or just upgrading the MCS for obsolescence and cyber proofing.

    Non BHGE System? No problem.

    Our Brownfield Toolbox has been extended with additional products and capabilities to enable the same successful principles to be applied to upgrading non-BHGE controls systems. 

     

    Brownfield Upgrade Pedigree:

    2009 Statoil TVCM Full field upgrade

    2011 Exxon Balder Field extension with backfit solution

    2012 Shell Corrib New functionality, full field refurb

    2012 Shell Sarawak Field extension using existing spares

    2012/3 Statoil Snorre B SEMs upgraded

    2013 Statoil Troll B SEMs & modems upgrades

    2014 Shell Bonga Topside MCS and HPU Upgrade

    2014 Stone Pompano Pod and MCS Upgrade

    2015/6 BP Foinaven SEM & SCM Upgrade

    2016 BP Arundel Field extension using existing spares

    2016 Anadarko K2 Functional flowmeter upgrade

     

    BHGE’s Controls Brownfield Upgrade Toolbox offers a suite of qualified options to match your individual field needs for performance improvement:

    • Sensor upgrades, with transparent links and intelligent HMI Support
    • High speed copper / optical comms for faster information transfer
    • Open architecture SemStar5

    With the digital thread for future support - Our SmartCenter remote connectivity gives instant real time support – maintaining production output and informing intelligent maintenance decisions. SmartFacilities Apps are typically available for:

    • Trend diagnostics and event prediction
    • Flow assurance such as virtual flow meter
    • Remote software & security upgrades

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