Baker Hughes to Provide ESP Systems to Talisman's North Sea Assets

Baker Hughes Centrilift has secured contracts with Talisman Energy (UK) Limited and Talisman Energy Norge to provide electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems required by Talisman in the North Sea. The two five-year contracts were awarded to Centrilift following competitive tendering processes.

The new contracts include dual-ESP systems and support services for the Auk, Beatrice and Claymore fields in the UK sector and cover power supplies and seven dual-ESP systems – including three subsea deployments – for Talisman Norge's Yme Field.

"Centrilift was the first company to deploy dual-ESP systems subsea and we have already installed dual systems for Talisman in its Beatrice and Claymore fields," said William Milne, Centrilift North Sea and Africa Manager. "Our experience and success with projects such as Total Otter and Santos Mutineer / Exeter, combined with the strong working relationship we have with Talisman in the Beatrice and Claymore fields, played a significant part in us winning these contracts.

"We are very pleased that we have managed to secure Talisman's forthcoming North Sea ESP work," says Milne. "This is very important for our business and it builds on an exceptionally successful period in terms of Centrilift North Sea contract gains over the past two years. We have been working with Talisman in the UK sector since the operator arrived in the North Sea, but this is the first work we have secured with Talisman Norge."

"ESP provision isn't simply a case of supplying pumps and ancillary equipment to operators. It is also about providing expertise and experience. In our business, system run life, reliability and performance are the critical factors that can influence production and, therefore, the return on Talisman's investment. We are pleased Talisman has put its trust in Centrilift to deliver these requirements by combining innovative and reliable technologies with the experience and understanding of our engineers, who along with Talisman and key technology partners, will design, build and operate the ESP systems," related Milne.