Chevron orders Cameron MARS for Angola field

Chevron has awarded Cameron a $16 million contract for 14 MARS (Multiple Application Re-injection Systems) for the long-term subsea production optimization strategy on Lombito Tomboco field in Angola.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Chevron has awarded Cameron a $16 million contract for 14 MARS (Multiple Application Re-injection Systems) for the long-term subsea production optimization strategy on Lombito Tomboco field in Angola.

MARS has been previously used by BP for subsea multiphase pumping in the Gulf of Mexico and is scheduled to be deployed by Total in Angola and Shell in the North Sea for subsea multiphase metering and well stimulation respectively.

The patented MARS system is a Cameron technology, supplied by DES Operations of Aberdeen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Cameron. The technology enables multiple processing technologies to be retrofitted onto subsea christmas trees and is being applied by Chevron to perform subsea chemical squeeze operations on existing wells in Angola.

Chevron and DES have integrated the MARS system into an existing subsea infrastructure enabling chemical scale squeeze operations from an ROV support vessel, eliminating the need for MODU support.

In addition to the 14 MARS systems, DES will provide the chemical delivery system for Chevron's project.

10/07/2008

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