NEWS FROM OFFSHORE EUROPE New subsea manifold design launched by GE Oil & Gas
ABERDEEN -- GE Oil & Gas has launched a new strategy to reduce the time it takes to design and deliver subsea manifold systems to offshore customers by adding a standardized manifold design option.
The new manifold customer option can help reduce delivery times by up to 50 percent, depending on various project factors. GE’s new manifold design can be reconfigured to meet certain project conditions, up to a fully customized solution if customers prefer.
Typically, manifold systems are designed as modular blocks that are customized to meet a customer’s individual configuration requirements and design options.
However, with offshore companies needing faster equipment delivery times to meet their project timetables and with the global energy industry facing a shortage of skilled engineers, GE has expanded its product portfolio to include a more standardized, prefabricated manifold system that can be more quickly deployed to meet a diverse range of applications.
GE is collaborating with several of its customers to design and evaluate the new manifold option for a number of projects, including off the coast of Angola. The companies also could expand their discussions to include offshore projects in Asia, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.