Aker Kvaerner Subsea Technology Wins ONS Innovation Award

Aker Kvaerner

Aker Kvaerner's Multibooster subsea boosting technology has won the ONS 2006 innovation award. The award follows an OTC 06 Spotlight on New Technology Award for the Multibooster earlier this year.

"20 years of innovation, technical knowledge and collaboration with our customers and partners has been invested in developing this technology - this award reflects the spirit of its evolution and great potential for our customers," says Raymond Carlsen, executive vice president, Aker Kvaerner Subsea.

Aker Kvaerner's Multibooster subsea multi-phase pump system delivers improved oil recovery and facilitates longer step-out distances between subsea assets and host facilities by lowering the pressure at the reservoir and increasing pressure in the production line. The design uses Bornemann twin-screw internals and provides several benefits when handling multiphase flow, including a wide performance envelope and high pressure boost at high gas content.

The Multibooster pump system has been installed and is operational at the Lyell field, Scotland, with two more systems under development for BP's King project in the Gulf of Mexico scheduled for start-up early next year.