Long-term control and monitoring of subsea oil and gas production facilities requires high-performance, ultra-reliable equipment, driven by life-of-field support expectations and equipment up-time demands.
Subsea oil and gas production around the world increasingly demands deepwater capabilities, high integrity control system performance & data communications that deliver accurate monitoring and control. Our portfolio spans some of the most ambitious and challenging subsea developments globally; with each product we bring to market achieving the dual purpose of risk mitigation and optimized production.
Problems We Solve
With over 30 years’ experience - delivering field-proven reliability & availability - we have the expertise to answer the industry’s toughest questions:
We clearly understand key system performance requirements & field architectures, optimizing choice and maximizing bandwidth, while minimizing costs.
Our subsea control systems include patented data routers utilizing fibre-optic umbilical cores, for high speed data transfer, or conventional copper wire cores.
Modular designs with an eye toward retro-fits let you take advantage of newer technology and extend the life of mature fields.
We employ rigorous test, audit and review procedures – minimizing risk at all stages.
Design features that minimize the quantity of umbilical supply lines and reduce capital and installation costs.
For subsea Production Control Systems (PCS) GE maintains domain experts within its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) organization, addressing issues related to sustainability of the controls equipment throughout life-of-field.
Capital System Supply & Long-Term Sustainability Services
GE is an OEM for PCS as well as a Tier 1 Systems Integrator. Complete PCS are delivered for customer projects around the world with full support for installation, commissioning and setting to work. In addition, GE provides sustainability services across three broad categories:
Design for Reliability - Deep qualification of electrical and electronic assemblies, using Environmental Stress Screening and Accelerated Life Testing methodologies; a FRACAS data base and Prognosis service; Thermal Management by design.
Advanced field-wide monitoring and analysis applications for improved decision-making and well productivity. Smart Facilities is a suite of software applications designed to optimize production and asset performance of a subsea field.
Virtual tools for real productivity
From an in-depth understanding of subsea equipment design, our software solutions address the critical flow assurance and facility integrity issues faced by today’s subsea field operators.
The core of our suite of Smart Applications consists of nine of our most popular modules, proven across subsea operations around the world over the last 10 years. They are designed to optimize production and asset performance for the lifetime of your field.
Key characteristics are: Proactive monitoring of real-time data from the production facility; condition analysis of subsea equipment (detailing performance deviation for effective maintenance planning); advisory applications, enabling more effective decision-making and a full ‘historian’ containing all collected instrument data for future performance analysis.