GE Oil & Gas has received a US$ 7 million contract from Total E&P UK Ltd of Aberdeen, Scotland, to supply drilling and production equipment for the expansion of the Elgin Franklin gas field in the North Sea. The two fields, located at a depth of 93 m and currently have a peak production daily production of 280,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, 175,000 barrels per day condensate and 15.5 million cubic metres of gas per day.
To meet the extreme well pressure and temperature demands of the project, GE is supplying surface wellhead and flow control equipment that can operate at well pressures of 15,000 PSI and temperatures of 450 °F.
Matt Corbin, regional leader United Kingdom and continental Europe, GE Oil & Gas said, “This is an important North Sea project for Total E&P UK, benefitting from GE’s ability to manufacture and install advanced technology high-pressure, high-temperature equipment.”
In addition to the equipment, GE will provide field service installation, training and maintenance services for the project.