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VetcoGrey System To Make First Global Deployment

Posted on June 26, 2009

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract worth more than US$70 million by StatoilHydro to upgrade a suite of subsea control systems for StatoilHydro’s Tordis Vigdis Controls Modification (TVCM) project. The solution will incorporate GE’s award-winning next-generation subsea electronics module—the VetcoGray SemStar5.

The TVCM project will be the first globally to deploy the VetcoGray SemStar5 subsea electronics module and has the key objectives of higher subsea reliability, extended service life and improved environmental monitoring. The award-winning next-generation VetcoGray SemStar5 subsea electronics modules are being developed and manufactured at GE Oil & Gas’ Nailsea facilities in Bristol, U.K., along with the VetcoGray ModPod subsea control modules, and will be shipped to Norway for installation offshore in 2010 and 2011.

Manuel Terranova, senior vice president, Subsea Product Platform, GE Oil & Gas said, “We recognize the importance of this new technology developed for StatoilHydro as a breakthrough concept for brownfield enhancements and see great leverage in applying the concept further worldwide. TVCM is an ideal opportunity to launch our VetcoGray SemStar5 subsea electronics module.

The scope of the contract will be executed under the Subsea Production Systems (SPS) frame agreement previously awarded to GE Oil & Gas by StatoilHydro in autumn 2007. StatoilHydro’s Tordis and Vigdis oilfields are located in the North Sea, west of Norway on about 200m water depth.

For more information: www.ge.com

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