16:35 | 05.07.2011
Chevron Awards GE Oil & Gas High-Tech, Offshore Gulf of Mexico Contract
GE Oil & Gas will supply three customized aeroderivative gas
turbine-generator modules to provide reliable electric power for a new
Chevron floating production unit that will produce oil and gas from the
Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 280 miles
south of New Orleans and at a water depth of approximately 7,000 feet.
GE will provide three LM2500+G4 gas turbine generator modules, each
mounted on a three-point support base plate, designed with marine
corrosion-resistant materials to overcome footprint restrictions and
withstand pitch, roll and acceleration forces anticipated for a floating
production unit operating in deep waters.
Marco Caccavale, North America region leader—turbomachinery, GE Oil &
Gas said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Chevron for this
important Gulf of Mexico project. To optimize reliable performance and
efficiency and mitigate the considerable footprint restrictions
offshore, we have design-engineered three unique modular solutions
featuring GE aeroderivative gas turbine technology at their core. This
topside, offshore project reflects GE’s ability to supply
mission-critical equipment across key segments of the oil and gas value
chain and builds on our track record of supplying fixed and floating
projects worldwide, including for projects offshore Angola, Brazil,
China and Norway.”
The LM2500+G4 gas turbines will be manufactured by GE Aero Energy in
Evendale, Ohio, while the generator package assembly and testing will
take place at GE Oil & Gas’ facilities in Massa, Italy. Shipment of the
equipment is scheduled to start in December of 2011, with commercial
startup planned by early 2013.
Chevron’s initial development of the Jack and St. Malo fields will be
comprised of three subsea centers tied back to a hub production facility
with an initial capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 42.5 million
cubic feet of natural gas per day.
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segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG,
pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and
petrochemicals. GE Oil & Gas also provides pipeline integrity solutions,
including inspection and data management, and designs and manufactures
wire-line and drilling measurement solutions for the oilfield services
segment. GE Oil & Gas exploits technological innovation from other GE
businesses, such as aviation and healthcare, to continuously improve oil
and gas industry performance and productivity. GE Oil & Gas employs more
than 20,000 people worldwide and operates in over 100 countries.
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