Craig McDonald, Sales Director and Tom Bryce, Marketing Director receiving the Innovation Award for their Flow Access Module (FAM) technology on behalf of Enpro Subsea.
Aberdeen-headquartered Enpro Subsea has won the Innovation Award at the prestigious Press and Journal Gold Awards 2017, held at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen.
The subsea intervention specialist company was recognised for its patented flow access module (FAM) technology which was a contributing factor to a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico achieving first oil in just 11 months – a record time for the operating company and one month ahead of schedule.
The judges also heard how the company's in-house team of production optimisation experts are supporting early adopters of its FAM systems in West Africa, which was brought to market just 18 months ago.
The P&J Gold Awards black-tie event is considered a key highlight in the social calendar for celebrating leading companies and influencers in the energy industry. Now in its third year, the evening was hosted by BBC breakfast reporter and TV presenter Steph McGovern for the second time and saw around 280 people in attendance.
Enpro Subsea marketing director, Tom Bryce, said:
It is an honour to have our hard work recognised by the judging panel and to be chosen to win this innovation award. We were in a shortlist with some of the most highly-respected businesses in the industry so it is a big complement to our team which works tirelessly to produce great results for our clients with our innovative subsea architecture.It's been a very successful period for Enpro. We are a young company and seeing our patented FAM technology, which is an 'off the tree' multi services modular hub, being deployed and providing clients the efficiencies we know it can, has made us all very proud.
This is the company's third accolade in 2017. Enpro managing director, Ian Donald, was recognised at this year's Subsea UK Awards for his outstanding contribution to the sector, and the business also collected the Great Small Company Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards in March.
ENPRO Subsea will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen.
ENPRO Subsea will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at the Deepwater Intervention Forum, Galveston.
Production optimisation specialist Enpro Subsea has revealed details of how its unique subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor to the organisation achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client.
Enpro showcased its Enhanced Subsea Sampling & Injection (ESSI) and Flow Access Module (FAM) systems during Monday's Standardization technical session at OTC 2017 in Houston, discussing how their equipment was instrumental to the tieback project's success and provided added flexibility to the asset's life of field. The ESSI FAM system is designed to use standard subsea systems to deliver faster, more cost effective and more flexible subsea systems.
The challenge from the operator was to tie back a new production well via a single spur into an existing subsea flowloop in the Mississippi Canyon. Enpro Subsea was invited to assist in the design of a fast track solution making use of its existing deepwater infrastructures and surplus inventory of standardised subsea hardware. For the project to remain competitive, the operator gave a challenging 12-month deadline for the campaign, from concept to first oil.
The unique nature of the well spud location, existing infrastructure and established facility operating procedures, created various hurdles for Enpro to consider when designing its system. The production chemistry and uneven seabed topography required a flow assurance strategy to be considered which successfully managed and mitigated the potential for hydrate formation within the single spur flowline.
The technical obstacles included the need to utilise existing components from different hardware manufacturers with differing hub connector designs. By enabling access to production processes at both ends of the 3.2km single line tieback, the operator was able to fit a range of enhanced recovery solutions at multiple locations, including, but not limited to:
Enpro Subsea business development manager for the Gulf of Mexico, Adam Hudson, said:
The ESSI and FAM systems allowed the operator to fast track the project using their existing stock hardware. With the addition of the patented FAM technology, Enpro provided the required subsea system functionality onto existing hardware, enabling the 'life of field' solutions to be installed directly onto existing hardware. Our solution enabled concurrent engineering, which in turn enabled first oil within 12 months
Looking beyond this campaign and to the future of the operator's asset, another benefit is that our technology provides a retrievable platform which will allow a range of enhanced production solutions to be fitted at various locations throughout the life of field, including fluid intervention and sampling.
We are extremely proud to have played an integral part in our client's success and to have developed technologies that can be integrated into any vendor's equipment making well intervention a safer and less expensive option throughout the life of field for new and mature assets.
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ENPRO Subsea will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at the Offshore Well Intervention Europe Conference, Aberdeen.
SUBSEA intervention specialist firm Enpro Subsea has been named Great Small Company 2017 at the 31st SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) black-tie event held last night (Thursday 23rd March) at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
The production optimisation company which has 25 personnel and was founded in 2011, was presented with the top award for its excellent performance in the offshore energy sector, and in particular, for its steady and consistent growth during one of the most challenging economic climates in decades for oil and gas businesses. Enpro Subsea was established in 2011 with its founding members having worked together for more than two decades through various business entities. Ian Donald, John Reid, Steve Robb, Neil Rogerson and Tom Bryce have been instrumental in bringing several game-changing technologies to the subsea industry, including the ESSI Decommissioning system and the pioneering FAM (Flow Access Module) technology which is becoming a new industry standard for flexible subsea enhanced production intervention.
The OAA win follows a remarkable 12 months for the Aberdeen-based company which saw its patented ESSI Decom system being successfully deployed by a major North Sea operator. This has enabled them to drill into existing gravity based structures and sample trapped fluids prior to decommissioning in accordance with OSPAR compliance regulations. At the same time, Enpro also saw its ESSI FAM production enhancement systems exported to West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico, and announced news of a £755,000 research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise to help the company further design, develop and test new technology.
The company's managing director, Ian Donald, was also honoured earlier this year, winning the outstanding achievement award at the Subsea UK Awards.
Enpro Subsea marketing director, Tom Bryce, said:
The OAA's have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the North Sea for over three decades. We are very proud to be recognised by the SPE in the Great Small Company category ahead of the other shortlisted businesses which we respect immensely.
This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit encouraged and nurtured throughout the company allowing us to meet the ever-changing needs of the subsea industry. It's because of this that we have experienced strong business expansion across key markets and have a robust strategy in place for continued growth.
ENPRO Subsea will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas USA
ENPRO Subsea will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at Subsea Expo 2017.
ENPRO Subsea's managing director Ian Donald has been recognised by his peers for his outstanding contribution to the sector at the prestigious Subsea UK Awards 2017.
Mr Donald was commended for his pioneering work, which has seen innovative solutions redefine key sections of the marketplace, during a black-tie dinner attended by around 600 industry leaders in Aberdeen last night (Thursday 2nd February 2017).
He was chosen to receive the accolade in light of his leadership, creativity and commitment to delivering results in both enhanced recovery and subsea decommissioning arenas.
Mr Donald has been instrumental in bringing a number of game-changing technologies to the subsea industry, including the MARS (Multiple Application Reinjection System), the ESSI Decom (Enhanced Subsea Sampling and Injection) system and the pioneering FAM (Flow Access Module) technology which is becoming a new industry standard for flexible subsea enhanced production intervention.
The panel also commended his engagement in the subsea and field development aspects of the offshore energy business over the past three decades, having fulfilled roles at board, executive, technical and project management level within operator, major service companies and SME environments with demonstrable success.
Ian Donald said,
This is truly an honour to be recognised by our peers, both for myself and the talented team at Enpro Subsea. Our team could not have achieved success without the openness of our clients to seek and adopt innovative solutions in all phases of subsea field life.
Mr Donald's achievement comes hot on the heels of the Aberdeenshire-based firm's announcement last month of a research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise.
The funding will see the company investing £1.5million to develop its ESSI flow assurance technology further to address emerging markets in deeper waters.
Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion global subsea market. The news comes as Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, visits oil and gas firm, Enpro Subsea Ltd, to announce its new £1.5 million investment to support innovation, a key theme of the plan.
ABERDEEN-based Enpro Subsea has this month completed delivery of two of their flow access modules for a tieback development in the Gulf of Mexico for a major global operator.
With the installation of the Enhanced Subsea Sampling and Injection Flow Access Modules (ESSI FAM), Enpro has enabled the fast-track procurement of critical project components and contributed to the completion of the tieback in a record 12 months.
The platform, off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a hub for more than half a dozen subsea fields. Marking the first export of the production optimisation specialists patented flow access technology to the region, the ESSI FAM modules are being installed at either end of a 3.2km tieback.
Our dual port FAM enabled the Operator to use existing stock hardware by relocating all the specialist fluid intervention technologies 'off the tree' on their FAM hubs. said Tom Bryce, marketing Director with Enpro Subsea. "This in turn, enabled a record fast tieback in under 12 months"
In addition to the FAM hubs, Enpro also supplied the several enhanced production modules including multiphase flow metering, floe assurance (methanol injection) and well stimulation modules.
The contract marks the latest in a series of international wins for Enpro Subsea. In addition to the Gulf of Mexico, ESSI systems are currently being manufactured for West Africa and the North Sea. Mr Bryce continued: "In an environment where maximising return on investment from new and existing infrastructure is the major driver, having our ESSI solutions adopted in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa has signalled confidence in the unique technology system, and our proven expertise, which has strengthened our plans for growing the business across the globe."
Enpro will be exhibiting their patented ESSI decommissioning system which allows operators to access, sample and if necessary remove fluids from their concrete GBS structures in compliance with OSPAR regulations.
ENPRO SUBSEA will be exhibiting their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling &: Injection System) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas USA
Due to continued growth, Enpro Subsea have relocated their headqauters to 16 Abercrombie Court, Westhill. Tom Bryce, Marketing Director said,
"We now have over 25 employees and these new premises will allow us to continue to grow to meet our customer ecpectations."
ABERDEEN May 11, 2015 GE Oil & Gas and Enpro Subsea today announced an agreement to jointly market and provide fluid intervention services that offer oil and gas operators a cost-effective way to improve production rates in producing wells.
The volume of hydrocarbons extracted from offshore fields with subsea wells is typically far lower than offshore fields with platform wells. One reason for this is the prohibitive cost of performing interventions on subsea wells. During well interventions, wells are 'cleaned' on the inside, which helps alleviate well production issues caused by scale and other conditions which develop over time.
The liquid Intervention offering that the GE Oil & Gas and Enpro Subsea partnership brings to market is a cost-effective way to deliver services such as scale removal, which can have a significant positive impact on well production rate.
The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly market, sell and operate technology and services related to fluid intervention. The non-exclusive partnership is already in operation in key strategic regions, including West Africa.
"The initial responses from customers are very encouraging; they value the combination of Enpro Subsea's best-in-class liquid intervention technology with GE's subsea equipment expertise and global footprint and capabilities" Nick Dunn, Global Leader, Subsea Services at GE Oil & Gas.
The partnership is a further example of GE Oil & Gas' drive to grow its 'life of field' service business by investing in technology R&D and value-adding collaborations.
Enpro Subsea's Integrated Subsea Sampling and Injection solution is a small, lightweight system that enables multiple well campaigns from a single vessel. The equipment can be operated subsea by an ROV which can be deployed at multiple injection locations.
"Enpro are very excited to be working with GE Oil & Gas in key strategic regions. Our combined expertise in subsea production optimization together with GE's extensive regional presence enables us to jointly provide and support world class liquid intervention products and services"Ian Donald, Managing Director of Enpro Subsea
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Enpro Subsea are production optimization specialists, focused on delivering enhanced production through our patented ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling & Injection) range of products. ESSI represents a flexible cost effective alternative for accessing hydrocarbon flow subsea to enable well control, scale squeeze, acid stimulation, fluid sampling and multiphase metering. The company is headquartered in Aberdeen in the UK.
With immediate effect, "Cansco Subsea" has been renamed as "Enpro Subsea".
This rebrand enables Enpro Subsea to position the company ahead of projected growth in our four key domains:
"Despite the name change, there are no changes to our team or to our range of products and solutions. This is an exciting time for the company and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to providing the same level of professionalism and customer service that we have demonstrated to date."Ian Donald, Managing Director.
Cansco Subsea have been requested by Shell UK to develop a decommissioning system to allow for the safe extraction of residual or 'attic' oil from the gravity base structure (GBS) structure on Brent Delta.
The scope will include the development of a narrow bore drilling and anchoring hub onto which dual isolation fluid sampling/monitoring & pumping assemblies are secured. Multiple samples will be taken from each cell or tank for analysis. The system will be designed to be deployed on multiple cell locations and transfer attic fluid to a single export tank.
Cansco Subsea exhibit their ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling & Injection) System at Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition at Henry B Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
Based at Abercrombie Court in Westhill, the new office premises enables Cansco Subsea to consolidate our team and focus on growth. Ian Donald, Managing Director said,
"We're investing in a larger base due to increased demand for our production optimisation and field development services. Since committing to building and testing the ESSI (Enhanced Subsea Sampling & Injection) system, we have seen increased interest from the Operating community"