Subsea Compression System is the “Commercial
Application of the Year”
MAN Diesel &
Turbo was recognized by S&P Global Platts for the outstanding achievements
reached with the world’s first subsea compressor. Wayne Jones, Chief Sales
Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Basil Zweifel, Head of Oil & Gas
Upstream at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich, proudly received the award during
the ceremony in New York City. The Global Energy Awards, often described as the
Oscars of the energy industry, are an important recognition for excellent
corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 19
categories that span the entire energy complex.
Platts has selected MAN’s technology as the winner of the “Commercial
Application of the Year” category. This achievement is an additional proof that
MAN’s compression system is mature and ready for even further applications in
manifold industries beyond subsea gas compression.
Innovation becomes proven technology
This success follows the latest milestones of MAN’s subsea
compression technology: the system reached over 30’000 running
hours with an availability of close to 100% and has been granted the highest
Technology Readiness Level 7 according to API. It is now field-proven technology.
The HOFIM™ motor-compressors were supplied to
contractor Aker Solutions in 2015. The units help to extend the reservoirs’
productive life on Statoil’s Åsgard field for another 15 years. Overall, 306
million barrels of oil equivalent will be added.
Compared to conventional upstream facilities on
platforms or FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading), the subsea
technology works more cost-effectively, safely and with a smaller environmental