OTC: Cameron, Halliburton combine on 2nd generation all electric subsea controls system

The second generation Cameron DC all-electric subsea production system with the first-ever electric subsurface safety valve from Halliburton debuted today at the Offshore Technology Conference.

Offshore staff
HOUSTON – The second generation Cameron DC all-electric subsea production system with the first-ever electric subsurface safety valve from Halliburton debuted today at the Offshore Technology Conference.

Cameron said the new system builds on its experience with all-electric subsea systems and features:
1. State-of-the-art communications – The new system uses fiber-optic cables which increases the data transmission rate through an open-architecture that is plug-and-play ready.
2. Improved functionality – The second generation system doubles the available functions from 16 to 32 possible. This means fewer modules and less power are required.
3. Cost comparison. This simplified architecture and improved functionality serve to make the cost of the all-electric system competitive.

The Halliburton all-electric subsurface safety valve has the electric actuator and controller within the valve and features redundant, independent actuation plus a mechanical fail-safe, said the company. The new valve is based on Halliburton’s magnetic and deepwater safety valve technology.

05/02/2011

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