Dresser-Rand to provide compressors for BP’s Mad Dog 2

Dresser-Rand, a part of Siemens’ Power and Gas Division, has received an order from BP for the provision of rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Siemens said that the scope of supply comprises two DATUM compressor trains driven by Siemens electric motors for export gas service.

Dresser-Rand will supply two low-pressure D6A4S and two high-pressure D6R9B compressors. The Siemens motors driving the compressor trains will also include a variable speed gearbox.

According to the company, the equipment is scheduled to ship in 2018, with oil production expected to begin late in 2021.

Dresser-Rand has been a supplier to BP since 2000 and supplied equipment for several of BP’s projects in the Gulf, including Mad Dog (Phase I), Thunder Horse, and Atlantis. It has delivered nearly 50 compressors to BP worldwide over the years, with approximately half of these installed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Judy Marks, head of New Equipment Solutions Worldwide at Dresser-Rand business, said: “For this project, BP was able to source the drivers and compressors from one company. We also have a record of proven successes in offshore applications, and have the resources in place to provide local service and support.”

The BP-operated Mad Dog 2 is an extension to the Mad Dog project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico which can process 80,000 barrels a day via a spar facility. Located offshore Louisiana, the Mad Dog field is one of BP’s largest discoveries in the area.

The Mad Dog field was discovered in 1998 and started production in 2005. Mad Dog 2 will be a new floating production platform with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells.

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