GE O&G Clinches Total Contract for Elgin Franklin Field



Total has awarded GE Oil & Gas a US $7 million contract to supply drilling and production equipment for the expansion of the Elgin Franklin gas field in the UK sector of the North Sea. GE will supply surface wellhead and flow control equipment that can operate at well pressures of 15,000 PSI and temperatures of 450 degrees F. The company will also provide field service installation, training and maintenance services for the project. Located in the Central Graben area of the UK North Sea about 149 miles (240 kilometers) east of Aberdeen, the Elgin and Franklin fields are 4 miles (6 kilometers) away from each other in waters measuring 305 feet (93 meters). Operated by Total, the development project is also held by Elgin Franklin Oil & Gas (a JV between Total and GDF Suez), Eni, BG, Eon Ruhrgas, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Byas and Oranje-Nassau.

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