HOUSTON — GD Energy Products (GDEP) has partnered with Texas Pump Systems (TPS) to develop pumps for a large offshore floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.
TPS has worked closely with GDEP for more than 20 years. Together, the two companies have developed highly regulated, certified pump packaged solutions. TPS packages GDEP pumps that are certified to operate in potentially highly explosive atmospheres on FPSOs that can produce up to 180,000 bbl/d and can store up to 2 MMbbl of crude oil. The pump packages are housed within one of 15 or more process equipment modules, weighing in excess of 5,000 tons each, mounted to the topsides.
FPSOs require a reliable network of commissioning, maintenance and support. They are generally located at fixed locations in deepwater, hundreds of miles offshore Africa, Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia, tied to several deepsea wells.
GDEP and TPS combined their experience to design these highly specified pumps with special fluid end materials such as 2205 duplex stainless steels, custom packing arrangements and valve designs, all precisely engineered to the demanding project specifications. The two companies will provide packaged pump solutions for services including hot diesel fuel circulation, flowline circulation, hot crude oil circulation; flowline displacement; bull-heading and squeeze operation; and flowline pigging.