TechnipFMC, Halliburton to provide subsea fiber optic solution for Payara field

ExxonMobil has selected TechnipFMC and Halliburton to provide the Odassea subsea fiber optic solution for the Payara development project in Guyana.

The award follows the completion of front-end engineering and design studies and qualifications.

According to TechnipFMC, the Odassea service integrates hardware and digital systems to strengthen capabilities in subsea reservoir monitoring and production optimization.

Halliburton provides the fiber optic sensing technology and analysis for reservoir diagnostics, while TechnipFMC provides the optical connectivity from the topside to the completions.

This is said to enable operators to accelerate full-field subsea fiber optic sensing, design, and execution.

“We are excited to win OTC’s Spotlight Award and deploy Odassea in Payara, the industry’s largest subsea fiber optic sensing project,” said Trey Clark, vice president of Halliburton Wireline and Perforating. “By collaborating with TechnipFMC, we combine our sensing and subsea expertise to enhance reservoir insight and to lower the total cost of ownership for our customers.”

In October last year, TechnipFMC won a contract from ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to manufacture and deliver the subsea production system for Payara.

The Payara development, located 200 kilometers offshore Guyana in 1,800 meters water depth, is the third development within the Stabroek block with current discovered recoverable resources estimated at approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

The field is expected to start up in 2024, using the Prosperity floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

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