GE launches new shallow-water subsea tree, announces subsea production project offshore Angola (OE 2009)

The new VetcoGray SVXT S-series subsea tree was introduced by GE Oil & Gas at Offshore Europe 2009.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – The new VetcoGray SVXT S-series subsea tree was introduced by GE Oil & Gas at Offshore Europe 2009. Concurrently, GE Oil & Gas announced that Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. awarded it a contract to supply subsea production equipment for Kizomba Satellites in deepwater Angola.

The SVXT S-series subsea tree reduces weight and height by combining horizontal and vertical tree technology, says GE Oil & Gas. The pre-engineered, pre-configured modular tree system allows for installation using jackup rigs without major modifications.

“Designed and manufactured in Aberdeen, Scotland, the new VetcoGray SVXT S-series subsea tree is designed for harsh, shallow waters, predominately in the North Sea but also for export globally,” said Manuel Terranova, senior VP, Subsea Production Platform, GE Oil & Gas. “The SVXT is a breakthrough in advanced pre-engineered functionality and will provide our customers with significant installation, maintenance, and cost benefits.”

Offshore Angola, GE will supply subsea equipment, including its most recent deepwater tree connectors, to drive oil production at Kizomba Satellites. The satellites will link the existing Kizomba A and B fields. GE is to provide subsea trees, manifolds, jumpers and connectors, control equipment, umbilical termination assemblies, subsea distribution units, and flying leads. The topside equipment is to be installed at Kizomba A and B FPSOs.

9/9/2009

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