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GE Oil & Gas Opens Subsea Technology Center

Posted on October 15, 2009

GE Oil & Gas has expanded its subsea portfolio capabilities with the recent opening of the new GE Oil & Gas, Drilling and Production business ‘Subsea Monitoring and Remote Technology Center’ (or SmartCenter) in Nailsea, near Bristol in the UK. Located within the GE Oil & Gas, Drilling and Production business’ VetcoGray subsea controls manufacturing site in Nailsea, the new SmartCenter is a remote-access data hub connected to subsea field control and instrumentation facilities around the world.

The new state-of-the-art facility will offer assistance and services to the field at every stage of development - from installation and commissioning, through field start up and onwards into routine operation for operational support, condition monitoring, diagnostics, and production optimization.

Manuel Terranova, senior vice president, Subsea Product Platform, GE Oil & Gas said: "The opening of the new SmartCenter further strengthens GE’s position as a technology leadership company dedicated to the subsea segment. We are delighted to be able to offer our global customers the latest advanced technology equipment and services monitoring support to ensure that they can manage subsea operations more efficiently and boost profitability."

The GE Oil & Gas SmartCenter represents the latest in a string of investments in the Nailsea site worth approx US$5m over the past 12 months. As business continues to expand, the site is currently seeking around 30 professionals in all disciplines of engineering, project management, sourcing and product management to help achieve its growth objectives.

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