FMC Technologies has been awarded a contract to provide subsea multiphase boosting pumps, manifolds, and installation support services for Eni Angola’s Block 15/06 West Hub Development Project located off the coast of Angola.
FMC Technologies said on Tuesday that its subsea multiphase boosting pumps improve production economics by reducing backpressure on the reservoir, increasing flow rates and total recoverable reserves. Multiphase pumps have a wide operating envelope and are suitable for a broad range of conditions, the company added.
“This is our second award for our new subsea multiphase boosting system and we are confident that this technology will be a critical and important part in supporting increased deepwater field recovery,” said Tore Halvorsen, Senior Vice President of Subsea Technologies at FMC Technologies.
Eni is the operator of Block 15/06 with a 36.84 percent stake and Sonangol EP is the Concessionaire. The other partners of the joint venture are Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84 percent) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32 percent).