HOUSTON -- Dresser-Rand has won a $44-million contract to supply advanced turbomachinery for the FPSO that will be installed on the Pazflor field offshore Angola.
Under the terms of the contract, Dresser-Rand will supply gas compression packages and four DATUM centrifugal compression trains. Two trains will be driven by gas turbines and the other two will be driven by electric motors.
"This award is representative of the value our technology brings to our clients," says Jesus Pacheco, Dresser-Rand's executive VP of new equipment worldwide. "Our DATUM technology adds value to Total by reducing the weight and footprint of the compression system, as fewer casings are required. It also maximizes gas throughput compared to competitor offerings as a result of the high efficiency of the compressors."
Pazflor's floating production unit will operate in block 17 and will be designed to process 200,000 b/d of oil and store about 1.9 MMbbl of crude. First oil production is expected in 2011.