Weatherford to supply Telemark project subsea production control system

Bluewater Industries has awarded Weatherford International a contract for a subsea production control system for the Telemark discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Bluewater Industries has awarded Weatherford International a contract for a subsea production control system for the Telemark discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

The fast-track project will be managed by Weatherford -- all equipment will be supplied to the client in approximately 24 weeks.

Weatherford’s topside components include a hydraulic power unit, a master control station, and a topside umbilical termination unit. The subsea portion of the system is comprised of a subsea control module, subsea base, and subsea tree instrumentation.

The production system provides subsea communication via an open communications controller, which is protocol independent and supports all industry interface standards.

The system also complies with other open standards such as intelligent well interface standardization (IWIS), transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), Modbus, Modbus TCP, and production markup language (ProdML). The open architecture of the system allows easy future expansion of the field as well as the addition of new technology without having to replace the existing subsea infrastructure, the company says.

06/10/2009

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