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Statoil Fram Vest

Fram Vest project

Norway Block 35/11

Landmark: FMC Technologies’ first fiber optic control system

The Fram Vest development is located on Block 35/11, 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Bergen and 12 miles (20 km) north of Troll C. The project was completed on schedule and 15 percent below the original budget estimate. The field will produce for 15 years, and plateau production is forecasted at just over 60,000 bopd. The commercially recoverable reserves in Fram Vest are estimated to total 100 mmbo and 120 bbcf of natural gas. The field is linked to Troll C by oil and gas pipelines, which will transport the wellstream to the platform for processing. The oil is transported in two 55 mile (90 km)-long pipelines from Troll C to Mongstad. The gas will be reinjected as pressure support. In the development of Fram Vest, StatoilHydro has taken advantage of the existing infrastructure in the Troll area. This first development may pave the way for the development of other low-volume reservoirs in the area that are not profitable at present.

  • Six enhanced horizontal 7"x2" 10,000 psi subsea trees
  • Two four-slot templates complete with control systems
  • KS 200 multiplexed electro-hydraulic subsea control systems
  • Five UWD-15 subsea wellhead systems
  • Metal sealing wireline with two crown plugs
  • Diverless makeup of flowline and control umbilicals installed by ROVCON® MK-II
  • All metal-to-metal sealing mechanical tubing hanger
  • Multiplexed electro-hydraulic control system
  • Completion/workover equipment rental using union nuts
  • System integration testing, installation assistance, service and maintenance