SLB OneSubsea wins contract for Equinor’s electric subsea project

SLB OneSubsea has won a contract to provide FEED for Equinor’s all-electric subsea project at a field offshore Norway, the SLB-Aker joint venture said on Thursday.The contract scope involves FEED for the 12-well, all-electric Subsea Production Systems project at the Fram Sør field.

It also stipulates that SLB OneSubsea will be awarded the project’s EPC works after a final investment decision is reached.The project will enable accelerated global adoption of electric subsea technology and reduce emissions from subsea operations, the company said.

“Electrification is vital to the future of subsea operations in the energy transition,” SLB OneSubsea CEO Mads Hjelmeland said. “This technology has effectively created the IoT for subsea trees, providing operators with improved control through live performance and condition monitoring.”Headquartered in both Oslo and Houston, SLB OneSubsea is a joint venture between global energy technology provider SLB and Aker Solutions.

SLB (SLB) said the Fram Sør program will use SLB OneSubsea’s standard subsea tree design, upgraded with a fully electrified power, control and actuation system, while the elimination of high-pressure hydraulic systems will enable operators to go further and deeper.

The project is “the first application to be implemented resulting from a joint industry project to accelerate the development of breakthrough electrification technology through a standardized industry solution,” SLB (SLB) said.