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Title: Innovations in subsea technology. [Poseidon]

Abstract

The progress of subsea production technology has been punctuated from the beginning by notable achievements which stand out like billboards along a winding highway. At each twist and turn another successful innovation heaves into view, soon to be forgotten as its advantages are absorbed into the industry. This article traces those advances from 1960 to the present time. Particular attention is given to the Poseidon underwater production system. Its success relies on the pumping and transport of hydrocarbons and water in multiphase flow through a submarine pipeline from a totally submerged production system. Power for the pump is by submarine cable laid from the shore. Thus, processing would become a land-based operation, and platforms would be a thing of the past. Poseidon will comprise: A group of subsea completions; Flow lines linking the wells to the subsea station; A subsea station built on modular lines; A multiphase submarine export line; Remote control from shore for all subsea functions; A dedicated onshore power station; A submarine power cable. According to the sponsors of Poseidon, the technical cost per barrel will be two to three times less than conventional platforms. The system is also relatively weather insensitive. Operational limits are currently seenmore » as 130 miles from shore and 1,300 ft water depth.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Subsea Data Serv., Houston, TX
OSTI Identifier:
5847960
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Pet. Eng. Int.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 58:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OFFSHORE DRILLING; REVIEWS; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; BARGES; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; OIL WELLS; SHIPS; DOCUMENT TYPES; DRILLING; INDUSTRY; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Booth, D. Innovations in subsea technology. [Poseidon]. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Booth, D. Innovations in subsea technology. [Poseidon]. United States.
Booth, D. Sat . "Innovations in subsea technology. [Poseidon]". United States.
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abstractNote = {The progress of subsea production technology has been punctuated from the beginning by notable achievements which stand out like billboards along a winding highway. At each twist and turn another successful innovation heaves into view, soon to be forgotten as its advantages are absorbed into the industry. This article traces those advances from 1960 to the present time. Particular attention is given to the Poseidon underwater production system. Its success relies on the pumping and transport of hydrocarbons and water in multiphase flow through a submarine pipeline from a totally submerged production system. Power for the pump is by submarine cable laid from the shore. Thus, processing would become a land-based operation, and platforms would be a thing of the past. Poseidon will comprise: A group of subsea completions; Flow lines linking the wells to the subsea station; A subsea station built on modular lines; A multiphase submarine export line; Remote control from shore for all subsea functions; A dedicated onshore power station; A submarine power cable. According to the sponsors of Poseidon, the technical cost per barrel will be two to three times less than conventional platforms. The system is also relatively weather insensitive. Operational limits are currently seen as 130 miles from shore and 1,300 ft water depth.},
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