Kvaerner Awarded Guillemont West Supply Contract

Kvaerner Oilfield Products has been awarded a contract to supply the DUET multiphase flow meter for subsea service by Veba Oil & Gas UK Limited. This will be used in the Guillemot West - Western Extension Project - in the UK sector of the North Sea.

This DUET multiphase flow meter (MFM) is the subsea version of the reliable DUET meter. The DUET MFM measures simultaneously the volumes of all three phases, oil, gas and water produced from a well. This measurement is achieved by a combination of dual energy gamma ray transmission and cross-correlation. Veba Oil & Gas UK Limited is the operator of the Guillemot West and North West Field in the UK sector of the Central North Sea. These fields are produced by subsea facilities linked by pipeline to the Triton Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The Guillemot West development comprises 5 remote subsea well completions drilled from two subsea drilling centers and tied back by rigid infield flowlines and flexible risers to the FPSO. Two additional wells will be drilled and completed subsea and tied into the existing manifold via a new manifold to be installed in 2002. The DUET subsea multiphase flow meter is to be installed on the new manifold.

The DUET subsea multiphase flow meter will be tied into a Kvaerner Oilfield Products subsea control system being supplied under a separate contract placed in 2001, to provide a comprehensive subsea control and metering package to Veba Oil & Gas UK Ltd.