Enpro Subsea and Kosmos Energy commit to subsea ‘smart standardization’ in GoM

Photo: Flow access modules ready for deployment with Kosmos Energy.

ABERDEEN -- Enpro Subsea has announced that it has reached a master services agreement (MSA) with Kosmos Energy (formerly Deep Gulf Energy) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization via Enpro’s patented flow access module (FAM) technology.

FAM essentially creates an enhanced production ‘USB port’ within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea christmas trees and manifolds, with FAM providing life-of-field flexibility within the system design, delivering ‘smart standardization’ and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from their subsea wells. 

The Kosmos flow access modules are primarily being used to enable retrievable multi-phase metering within the jumper envelope between the christmas tree and the manifold.  The FAM technology simplifies their standard well jumper, enabling longer spans and reducing fatigue while enabling project specific technologies (MPFM) retrievable independently of the jumper. Additionally, FAM enables a range of enhanced production options including water cut metering, flow assurance, hydraulic intervention and fluid sampling, allowing the operator to adapt the technology within the FAM to suit the needs of the reservoir.

The award is for 4 FAM systems, which will be installed on South Santa Cruz, Odd Job, Double Team and Kodiak fields. This brings the total number of adopted FAM systems adopted globally to over 50, since the product was first launched in 2015.  

Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea CEO, said, “This is significant achievement for Enpro Subsea, we appreciate the opportunity to work with the Kosmos team to help deliver innovative, cost effective projects in record time. The adoption of FAM to provide first oil faster and to maximize the potential ultimate recovery is wholly aligned with that philosophy.”

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