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S-Series for Shallow Water Depths

S-Series for Shallow Water Depths

Subsea Tree Systems

Our designs also enable lowest-cost installation, with deployment using standard offshore jack-up drilling rigs and no need for major modifications.

  • Installation depth: 100 m
  • Operating pressure: 6,500 psi
  • Operating temperature: -18°C to 121°C

BHGE Smart Tools improve installation by eliminating the need for diver or remote-vehicle (ROV) assistance

  • SVXT™ vertical tree

    • 20% lighter and 30% shorter than our traditional tree-on-mudline systems
    • GE is the industry leader with over 30% of shallow water trees since 2000

    To control hydrocarbon production Subsea trees are required which are complex configurations of valves and other components, installed at the wellhead to monitor and control production flow, and manage gas or fluids injection. Valve orientations can be either vertical with production tubing suspended in the wellhead, or horizontal with production tubing suspended in the tree. Design and materials are determined by operating conditions and physical environment of each specific well – with key factors including pressure, flow, temperature and water depth.

    Designs are based on an in-depth understanding of environmental challenges including weather, sub-surface currents, poor visibility, and fishing interaction. The advantages of this design are:

    • Smaller size
    • Fisher-friendly wellhead protection structures
    • Innovative barrier philosophy that removes the need for a separate tree cap.
    • Simplified installation

    With no more waiting on weather, customers have much greater flexibility for launch scheduling and logistics. This gives the S-Series significant cost and operational advantages over fixed platform or semi-submersible drilled wells. Smart Tools can be provided as a service by our personnel, or in rental packages.


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