Power Generation In Chinese Offshore Oil and Gas Fields
By Jack Burke16 August 2017
The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, will supply power generation equipment for two offshore projects in China.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. LTD. (CNOOC) is the client for the Penglai 19-3 oil field project and Harbin Guanghan Gas Turbine Co., Ltd (HGGT), is the client for the Dongfang 13-2 gas field development project.
Siemens said the Penglai oil field is one of the largest offshore oil fields in China. Located in Bohai Bay, it was discovered in 1999. The scope of supply includes two SGT-A30 RB (formerly the Industrial RB211 GT62) power generation trains for the Penglai platform. The 30-MW ISO power rating SGT-A30 RB turbines represent the first offshore aeroderivative gas turbine packages the Dresser-Rand business sold to CNOOC.
According to Siemens, the SGT-A30 RB gas turbine is a mature product that offers fast delivery times and is ideal for minimizing project risks; it is a cost-effective solution for challenging offshore applications. The formerly named Industrial RB211 counted on over 40 years of technological development with more than 800 installations worldwide exceeding 37 million operating hours.
The Dongfang field, discovered in 2012, is a high-pressure, high-temperature gas field located in the South China Sea, Siemens said.
The scope of supply consists of three SGT-600 power generation trains (each with 25 MW output) for the Dongfang platform. The core components of each train include an industrial gas turbine, base frame, lube oil system, unit control panel and gearbox, and are supplied by the Dresser-Rand business. Auxiliary systems such as air intake and fire-fighting system are supplied and packaged by HGGT.
“Both contracts exemplify the confidence our clients place in us because of our track record of high-quality, advanced technology solutions for offshore power generation needs that ultimately serve to lower our clients’ total life cycle costs,” said Matthew Chinn, head of New Equipment Solutions for the Dresser-Rand business .