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Schlumberger supplies Shell with new exploration tech

29th August 2012

Schlumberger subsidiary supplies major Shell with subsea multiphase booster pump system prototype

Schlumberger supplies Shell with new exploration tech
The subsea multiphase booster pump system will be assembled and tested at the new Framo Engineering advanced test facility in Hosoey, Norway, Schlumberger said. Field installation is scheduled for mid 2014

A subsidiary of oil and gas tech giant Schlumberger will supply a subsea multiphase booster pump system to energy major Shell, as part of plans to increase oil production in Norway, it emerged on Monday.

Schlumberger subsidiary, Framo Engineering on Monday announced that A/S Norske Shell has awarded the firm a USD 100m contract to supply a subsea multiphase booster pump system. The technology will be installed at a water depth of approximately 250 meters and is meant to boost production in the Draugen field located in the Norwegian Sea.

The subsea multiphase booster pump system will be assembled and tested at the new Framo Engineering advanced test facility in Hosoey, Norway, Schlumberger said. Field installation is scheduled for mid 2014.

“The world’s first prototype subsea multiphase pump was installed at the Draugen Field in 1994 by Framo,” said Framo Enineering managing director Ole Steine. “We look forward to the challenge entrusted to us by Shell, and we are confident in the technology and our Framo team’s support to our customer for this important subsea industry milestone.”

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