WATCH: Subsea Pump Control Module Lands on Draugen
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The subsea pump control module (PCM) was lifted onto Draugen platform by the heavy lift capacity vessel Thialf in May this year.
The 220-ton control module will be connected to the first subsea mudline booster pump ever deployed by Shell. The subsea pump system is planned to be commissioned later in 2016.
Draugen is a Shell-operated oil field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, around 150 km north of Kristiansund.
The field has been developed using a fixed concrete facility with an integrated deck. Deposits in the vicinity are produced by subsea wells tied back to the Draugen facility.
In 2013, Shell initiated a programme to drill four subsea wells on the field. Two of these came on stream in 2014.
The Petroleum Safety Authority has given Shell consent to commission the last two wells, designated G2 and G3.
Once in operation, the pump is expected to boost production from the Draugen subsea wells.
Subsea World News Staff; Video: Shell